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Cabot Circus evacuation 'posed no risk to the public'

Cabot Circus was evacuated yesterday evening. Credit: PA Images

Cabot Circus shopping centre reopened last night after being evacuated because of a bomb scare.

Hundreds of people crowded onto the streets around the shopping centre as roads were closed off and a police cordon was put in place.

Avon and Somerset Police allowed the centre to re-open after establishing there was no risk to the public.

In a statement a representative of the shopping centre said:

We have temporarily evacuated the centre in response to an alert, and the emergency services are in attendance, the safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority."

– Cabot Circus statement

Bumper Boxing day reported at Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus managers report a bumper day at the Boxing Day sales Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA

Thousands of shoppers descended on Bristol's Cabot Circus shopping centre for the traditional Boxing Day sales.

The biggest queues were reported outside Next, with bargain hunters arriving as early as 4am, drawn by discount of up to 50 per cent. Other stores that saw early queues were JD Sports and House of Fraser.

"Boxing Day is always one of our busiest days of the year and we were delighted to welcome thousands of shoppers hoping to bag a bargain on the official start of the post-Christmas sales with queues from 4am."

– Stephanie Lacey, General Manager, Cabot Circus

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Thieves ram car into wrong shop at Bristol's Cabot Circus

The thieves appear to have reversed their car into Kuoni by mistake. Credit: ITV News

Thieves who reversed a car into a Bristol clothes shop and stole designer goods appear to have hit the wrong one first - smashing into a travel agent before realising their mistake.

Nobody was hurt and nothing was taken from upmarket holiday agents Kuoni, however luxury clothes shop Garment Quarter had £20,000 of clothing and accessories stolen.

Police believe three men were involved in the break-in, which happened early this morning. They are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Garment Quarter had thousands of pounds worth of designer goods stolen. Credit: ITV News
Police believe three men were involved in the break-in. Credit: ITV News

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Congratulations Cabot Circus!

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol is celebrating its fifth birthday today. It opened in the middle of a recession but now welcomes up to half a million visitors a week and employs 4 thousand staff.

More than 95 percent of the units are - or are about to be - let. There is even a giant cake on the ground floor to mark the anniversary.

Giant cake at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News West Country

Cabot Circus celebrates fifth anniversary

Cabot Circus celebrates fifth anniversary Credit: ITV News West Country

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol is celebrating its fifth birthday today. It opened in the middle of a recession but now welcomes up to half a million visitors a week and employs 4 thousand staff.

More than 95 percent of the units are - or are about to be - let. There is even a giant cake on the ground floor to mark the anniversary.

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