Christmas shoppers are allowed back into a busy shopping centre which was evacuated following ‘a security threat’. 

Police evacuated the Queensgate Shopping Centre, in Peterborough, after it received a call from a manager at one of the stores this morning.  

A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson said: “We were contacted by a store manager at Queensgate Shopping Centre at about 10.30am this morning (Wednesday) reporting contact about a security threat to their store today. 

“A decision was made by Queensgate security to evacuate the centre as a precaution. 

“Our officers are currently at the scene to assist security staff with the evacuation, and work is ongoing to establish further detail about the threat and anyone involved.” 

Shoppers were allowed back in at around 1:30pm.  

Queensgate Shopping Centre has been approached for comment.