Police remain at several scenes across Bolton and Wigan the day after three men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The three men, two of whom are in their 30s and one of whom is in his 50s, were arrested in raids at around 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Police revealed the separate scenes were in Bolton and Great Lever in this borough and Abram and Hindley in the neighbouring borough although the specific streets were not revealed.

The Bolton News tracked one of them down to premises at Grecian Mill, Grecian Crescent, where there were two police cars in a car park but no other activity at the time of writing.

The Bolton News: The scene at Grecian Mill

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts, of Greater Manchester Police, who is responsible for counter terrorism in the North West, said: "I understand any time arrests of this nature are made it will cause concern.

"Although we cannot go into details of the investigation at this stage I want to reassure members of the public we do not believe there to be any wider threat linked to today's activity."

Andy Burnham addressed the arrests during an appearance on BBC Radio Manchester alongside Mike Sweeney.

The mayor reassured residents, as did Rabiya Jiva, Bolton Council's Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities.

The Bolton News: The scene at Grecian Mill

Mr Burnham, who has oversight of Greater Manchester Police, said: "People will read the news and it will be worrying but on the other hand we have Greater Manchester Police taking action to apprehend people. 

"I cannot say more other than it is a preventative move and we will be able to say more in due course."

Cllr Jiva told The Bolton News: "I would like to reassure everyone all their concerns are being listened to and the police are working to keep them safe.

"I would encourage everyone to let the police continue their investigation and, if anyone has any information, to report it to the police or Crimestoppers."

The Bolton News: The scene at Grecian Mill

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the LiveChat on gmp.police.uk.

They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.