Manchester Victoria station has been evacuated following an incident at MEN Arena

The station has been evacuated after two loud bangs were heard and lines coming out are apparently blocked

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Manchester Victoria station has been evacuated following two loud bangs, thought to have come from the MEN Arena.

The Northernassist Twitter feed alerted potential travellers that the station had been evacuated following an “incident”.

There are reports of a heavy police presence surrounding the area, and that transport lines from Manchester Victoria have been blocked.

Updates to follow.