Manchester Airport has been evacuated and firefighters scrambled to the scene – causing chaos for travellers.

Travellers spread the news on social media as people on inbound and outbound flights were cleared from the building. People are now being let back into the terminal while staff and fire crews start to clean up.

Police were called in to assist with the evacuation which was described by some travellers as “chaos”. One witness wrote the airport was “locked down” as emergency services attended the scene. Passengers were left stood on the tarmac as they waited for further information.

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