South East Wales

Newport Friars Walk centre evacuation 'false alarm'

Car with smashed windows

A suspicious car next to a Newport shopping centre which prompted an evacuation and the bomb squad to be called was a false alarm.

Friars Walk was emptied and a major road shut for nearly five hours in May.

A suspect package was also reported at the nearby George Street bridge.

Gwent Police is continuing its investigations but said, while it was treated as a genuine threat to the public at the time, it turned out to be a false alarm.

No arrests have been made.

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