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Cabot Circus reopens after evacuation

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Cabot Circus shopping centre has now reopened after being evacuated this evening.

Earlier, the centre tweeted this:

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

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Gloucestershire Police make arrests after hoax bomb calls

Arrests made after hoax bomb calls. Credit: PA Images

Gloucestershire Police have made arrests in connection with a number of hoax bomb calls they received yesterday.

Officers have issued a warning in light of the pranks, reminding people that there are "consequences to this kind of action".

ACC Julian Moss says hoaxes are "a drain on resources at a time of intense pressure for our officers".

We are asking the public to help us by not making these types of nuisance calls and allow us to do our job of keeping you safe.

However, if you do see something you genuinely believe to be suspicious, please dial 999 or report it through the anti-terror hotline on 0800 789 321.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sent us messages of support. We are feeding these through to officers and staff and I can say on their behalf they are welcomed at this difficult time.

– ACC Julian Moss, Gloucestershire Police

Growing concern for missing 13-year-old girl

Ellie-May was last seen on 23 May. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police are concerned for a missing teenager from Cheltenham.

13-year-old Ellie-May Stevens from Arle Gardens, Cheltenham was last seen at 4pm on Tuesday 23 May. She came home to collect a bag but has not returned.

Ellie-May has friends in Cheltenham and has family connections to Milton Keynes. She is:

  • 5’ 3” tall
  • slight build
  • shoulder length blonde hair
  • she was wearing a black top and black trousers
  • she was carrying a black bag with a large brown pocket

Police are urging anyone who has seen Ellie or knows of her whereabouts to call 101.

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