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Business as usual at Old Trafford after bomb scare

18 May 2016, 11:25

Manchester - It was business as usual at Manchester United after the bomb scare at Old Trafford last weekend, with fans arriving for the rearranged English Premier League game against Bournemouth on Tuesday apparently meeting with the same levels of security as previous matches.

Fans were being randomly stopped at the perimeter of the Old Trafford grounds for bag searches and to be scanned, a procedure that has been in place since the attacks in Paris in November. Security was not oppressive, and the atmosphere was calm.

Also read: Bournemouth pay for fans' rescheduled Man Utd trip

Kevin Tanzil, a student from Singapore attending his first United game, said he was "overall satisfied" with the security. He said "perhaps they could check everyone's bag, but it could slow down the process."

The original match on Sunday was postponed after Old Trafford was evacuated when a mobile-phone device, taped inside a bathroom cubicle in a corner of Old Trafford, was discovered by a member of staff shortly before kickoff. Police said hours later the device was left behind by a private company following a security training exercise using search dogs on Wednesday.

- AP


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