Victoria Centre ‘open as usual’ after bomb scare this weekend

The army bomb squad was called in

The Victoria Centre was evacuated on Saturday at 11.25am after there was a suspicious package, reportedly a suitcase, found near the Trinity Square entrance.

A bystander who caught it on Snapchat said that there was “a large group gathered around the entrance” where the bomb disposal team could be seen.

A statement from Nottinghamshire Police said that “security staff evacuated the Centre and a police cordon remains in place while officers and partners investigate the discovery to bring the incident to a swift and safe conclusion”.

Cameron Clarke who was working in Subway at the time told the Nottingham Post, “staff came into the store and asked who was in charge but our manager was on a break. He said we need to evacuate as soon as possible so I had to tell all the customers and shout ‘get out’ – it was a full store at the time”.

According to Victoria Centre’s Twitter, they are open today for business as usual.