Published On: Sat, Mar 28th, 2015 on 5:09 pm

Man arrested following bomb scare at Wakefield shopping centre

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax following the evacuation of a shopping centre in Wakefield today.

Wakefield Trinity Walk

Wakefield’s Trinity Walk.

A 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody on suspicion of a bomb hoax.

Police were today called to reports of a suspicious package that had been left at the Barclays Bank branch at the Trinity Shopping Centre in Wakefield.

A cordon was put in place and all nearby shops were evacuated around 12pm.

A bag of food and clothes

CCTV showing a man dropping off a rucksack and a suspect was identified a short time later on a nearby street.

The bag was then examined by a specialist search officer and was found to contain food and clothes.

At 1.31pm the cordon was lifted.

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