Police appeal for information after ‘small explosion’ in Bolton

The Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended the scene and made the device "safe".

The Manc The Manc - 3rd May 2022

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for information after a “small explosion” occurred in Bolton earlier this week.

Officers are currently investigating after they were called to reports of a “small explosion” – which detectives say involved what was a “viable device” – on the residential street Long Causeway, in the Farnworth area of Bolton, at about 10:10pm on Sunday 1 May.

The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended the scene and made the device “safe”, and GMP says that no arrests have been made and no one was injured during the incident.

Enquiries are currently ongoing, GMP confirms.

Now, officers in Bolton have issued an appeal and are asking members of the public to come forward with any information that may aid investigations.


Speaking on the incident, Detective Inspector Sarah Bell, of GMP’s Bolton CID, said: “The EOD attended and made the device safe, but confirmed it was a viable device [so] we are appealing for information.

“In particular can we ask that members of the public check CCTV and dashcam footage on Longcauseway and Moorhead Close.”


Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5830 quoting incident 3194 of 01/05/2022.

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Additionally, any information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at, and if you can’t report online, you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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