Derbyshire Police Launch Witness Appeal After Suspicious Package Found At Intu Derby

Detectives investigating how a suspicious package arrived at the Intu Centre in Derby on Friday are appealing for witnesses.

Derbyshire Police received a call shortly before 7 pm on 21 August to report that a suspicious package had been found in toilets at the shopping centre. The centre remained closed overnight and was evacuated as a precaution.


Detective Superintendent Gemma Booth, who is leading the investigation said:

“We have been pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in relation to the incident and would like to thank the public for the support and patience they have shown since it was reported."

She added;

“A thorough investigation is currently underway to determine how the package came to be located at the Intu Centre."

Derbyshire Constabulary are very keen to hear from anyone who may have information which could help their investigation.


Were you in or nearby the Intu Centre between 2 pm and 7 pm on Friday and did you notice anything suspicious? If you saw something, no matter how inconsequential it might seem, Derbyshire Police urge you to contact them via one of the methods below:


Please quote reference number 2*437298 in any correspondence.

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

  • Twitter – direct message their contact centre on @DerPolContact

  • Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

  • Phone – call them on 101.

Published: 25/08/2020 by: Radio Rewind Newsroom