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Police have now confirmed an item found in the toilets of the Empire Cinema in Newcastle city centre's The Gate is not suspicious.
As a precaution, Explosives Ordnance Depot (EOD) attended and examined the item, which it has now established is not suspicious, and it has been removed.
The top floor of the Empire Cinema at The Gate in Newcastle city centre has been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.
Police are reassuring the public that the measures are "precautionary" and "at a very early stage".
Officers are reassuring the public after reports of a suspicious package being left in the toilets at The Gate in Newcastle city centre.
A section of the Empire Cinema at The Gate in Newcastle city centre has been evacuated as a precaution following reports of a potentially suspicious package.
At 2:30pm today (Monday, 22nd December), police received a report of a potentially suspicious package in the toilets of the Empire Cinema.
As a result a section of the cinema has been evacuated as a precaution to allow the recovery of this item and further investigation.