The Core in Leeds evacuated after 'suspicious package' found

A shopping centre in Leeds was evacuated after reports of a suspicious package on The Headrow.

By Abbey Maclure
Thursday, 19th December 2019, 2:05 pm

West Yorkshire Police received a report of a suspect package at 1.42pm yesterday (Wednesday), at the entrance to The Core shopping centre.

Officers attended the scene but found the package to be an empty laptop bag.

A customer at The Core said the fire alarms sounded and the shopping centre was evacuated for about 20 minutes, before customers and staff were let back into the centre.

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The Core was evacuated after a 'suspect package' was found on The Headrow (Photo: Google)