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Police have lifted all cordon in Newport following the discovery of 'suspicious' items near Friars Walk.
Update: All cordons have been lifted & roads are now open in #Newport - thanks for your patience. A full statement will follow shortly
Police say that both incidents are now under control and are not believed to be terror related at this time.
Police appear to be removing part of the cordon at Newport's Friar Walk.
The area has been sealed off by police since the discovery of two 'suspicious' items.
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Newport City Council says special bus services have been arranged due to continued disruption because of the Friars Walk evacuation.
People are urged to go to Queensway in front of the train station, where "help will be on hand".
Gwent Police deny reports that a controlled explosion has taken place in Newport.
A window on the suspicious vehicle has been smashed by officers, a spokesperson said.
Police say a second suspicious item has been found in near the George Street Bridge in Newport.
A cordon is in place.
ITV Wales' James Crichton Smith reports a loud bang has been heard near Friars Walk shopping centre.
Gwent Police say traffic near Friars Walk shopping centre has been diverted following the evacuation.
The University of South Wales campus nearby has also been evacuated as a precaution.