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Police operation stood down after suspicious item deemed safe

The store was evacuated after an object was found in the store this morning. Credit: Tim Johnson ‏@timimjohnson

Merseyside Police says a suspicious object found by an employee at the John Lewis department store in Liverpool this morning has been "confirmed as not having posed a threat."

Officers say the cordon around the store has been lifted and the police operation stood down.

In a statement, Merseyside Police said: "The safety of the public is always our priority and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while the emergency services responded to this security alert."


John Lewis Liverpool cordon lifted

Police say the cordon at John Lewis Liverpool has been lifted. A full statement is expected soon.

Man dies in Isle of Man pre TT race event

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A motorcyclist died and a fellow rider and a course marshal were flown to hospital after a crash at the pre-TT races on the Isle of Man.

Organisers Southern 100 Racing said Dean Martin, 58, was killed in the collision on the Billown Course during the 850cc Classic practice session on Friday evening.

Mr Martin, from Santon, Isle of Man, was a long-time competitor on the Billown Course on classic and modern machines and leaves a partner, Hilary, they added.

The crash at Billown Dip also involved a Liverpool competitor, Jamie O'Brien, and two course marshals.

Southern 100 Racing said Mr O'Brien was in a serious but stable condition at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool.

A course marshal is also receiving treatment at Aintree for head injuries, while a second marshal was treated for ankle and shoulder injuries at Noble's Hospital on the island.

In a statement, the organisers said: "Southern 100 Racing extends it sincere condolences to family, relatives and friends at this very sad time.

"The organisers are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident. The coroner of inquests has been informed."


Bomb squad at John Lewis Liverpool after 'suspicious item' found

All shoppers and employees have been evacuated as a precaution. Credit: Tim Johnson ‏@timimjohnson

Bomb disposal experts have arrived at the John Lewis department store in Liverpool after a suspicious item was found by a member of staff this morning.

The store has been evacuated and the area cordoned off while officers investigate.

John Lewis Liverpool evacuated after 'suspicious object' found

The store has been cordoned off while officers investigate. Credit: Tim Johnson ‏@timimjohnson

Merseyside Police says officers are currently dealing with a suspicious object found in the John Lewis department store in Liverpool city centre this morning.

The item was reported by an employee at 10am.

Police have cordoned off an area around the store and all shoppers and employees have been evacuated as a precaution.

Sniffer dogs have been brought in as police investigate the suspicious object. Credit: Tim Johnson ‏@timimjohnson
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