Police have confirmed that a suspicious package discovered at Nottingham's intu Victoria Centre earlier today did not have any explosive devices.
A police cordon was in place since the discovery was reported to police and the Centre was evacuated just before 11.30am.
The package is believed to have been a discarded suitcase containing clothing and electrical equipment. No explosives were discovered.
The police cordon is expected to remain in place in parts of the Centre while officers continue to work to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
An investigation has been launched in Coventry after a man was found lying unconscious on a street with a serious head injury.
He was found at 6:15 this morning in Hertford Place.
Police think there was a brawl involving more than 20 people, and are reviewing CCTV footage to find out what happened.
The 23-year-old remains in hospital.
Officers investigating the death of Richard Bernard in Derby have charged two men with his murder.
Mohammed Ibrahim, 18, of no fixed address, arrested on Friday and Aaron White, 34, from Moss Street in Derby, arrested yesterday, are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
51-year-old Richard Bernard was found injured outside his flat in Trocadero Court in Derby on Tuesday evening. He died a short time later from stab wounds.
A controlled explosion was heard at the Victoria Centre in Nottingham just before 3:30pm this afternoon.
Shoppers who have their cars parked in the shopping centre have been told they might not get their cars back before tomorrow.
Nottinghamshire Police have issued an update for Victoria Centre residents, advising them to stay indoors until further notice:
Here is a copy of the full statement issued by Nottinghamshire Police after they were called to the city's Victoria Centre just after 11:30.