Police were called out this morning in Bolton town centre. 

A police car was outside Corporation Street, outside of the Market Place Shopping Centre, at around 8.30am. 

According to a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson, officers were attending an "alarm which had been activated" on nearby Market Street. 

They were there to secure the scene and "check CCTV footage". 

The Bolton News: Police car on Corporation StreetPolice car on Corporation Street (Image: Public)

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This comes as officers are cracking down on retail crime in the borough

The Bolton News:

As part of the crackdown, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) team have deployed newly recruited officers, supported by senior officers, into Bolton town centre to help support security staff and identify theft hotspots. 

This week officers have been out in the town centre providing retail packs to local businesses.

A spokesman for GMP Bolton South said: "These packs contain useful information on crime prevention, and information on what details we will need to take a crime report.

"There are also contact details for partner agencies which may be able to assist with issues that those in retail face regularly, such as begging, anti-social behaviour and homelessness.

"If any retail businesses would like a copy of this retail pack, please get in touch with your local Neighbourhood Team or pop in to your local station."