Manchester

Salford house explosion: Grenade used in 'targeted' attack

Formby Road, Salford
Image caption No one was injured during the incident

A hand grenade caused an explosion which damaged the front of a house in Salford, police have confirmed.

Specialist officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to the house on Formby Road, Salford, shortly before 01:00 BST.

No-one was injured during the incident but police said the occupants who were in the property at the time were "extremely distressed".

GMP said the force believes it was a targeted attack.

Det Ch Insp Clare Devlin from GMP said: "While we are only in the early stages of our investigation, we believe this was a targeted attack and can confirm that a hand grenade was used.

She added GMP was taking the blast "extremely seriously" and a large number of officers were "dedicated to investigating what happened".

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