Derby

Woman released after Derby's Westfield centre bomb hoax

Shoppers outside the Westfield on Monday
Image caption The shopping centre was evacuated on Monday afternoon and remained closed for the rest of the day

A woman who was arrested over a bomb hoax which forced the closure of the Westfield shopping centre in Derby has been released without charge.

The complex was evacuated on Monday afternoon, and bomb disposal experts later carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package.

Police have since said the package, which was discovered by security staff, did not contain a genuine device.

A 29-year-old Nottingham woman was released on Tuesday afternoon.

The shopping centre remained closed for the remainder of the day after the evacuation at about 16:00 BST, but reopened as usual on Tuesday.

Sections of Traffic Street and London Road were closed as a precaution, and reopened later in the evening.

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