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.

13340440_10154160249090409_145723765_oA 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”.

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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.