UPDATED: Derby Shopping Center Closed Due To Suspicious Package

Intu Derby is open as normal this morning after being evacuated at 7pm last night by Derbyshire Police.

UPDATE from Derbyshire Police:

The shopping centre has reopened around eight hours later at around 3am (according to Derbyshire Live), enabling customers to collect their vehicles from the centre's car parks.

Although the shops at the shopping centre are closed, there are a number of restaurants, the Showcase Cinema Deluxe, the Paradise Island Adventure Golf and the Hollywood Bowl bowling alley which operate late into the evening.

Roads in the city centre have been closed, including Traffic Street between the Royal Telegraph pub and the Cockpit island.

At 7:30am, Intu Derby tweeted to say the shopping centre would be open today as normal.

The Derbyshire police also posted on Facebook at 8am this morning:

The Intu Centre in Derby has now reopened, following a closure and evacuation yesterday evening due to reports of a suspicious package.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal attended to make the package safe and carry out enquiries.

"We’d like to assure the public that the area has been made safe and officers will be patrolling nearby to provide extra reassurance to those in the city today."

"Enquiries are continuing to establish the contents of the package today and how it arrived at the centre. These investigations are in their early stages, and we will provide further detail when we are able."

If you were effected and left your car in the premises you are now able to collect it from the car park. With the police also extending patrols around the area to reassure the public.

Published: 22/08/2020 By: Radio Rewind Newsroom