The Broadmarsh bus station was closed to the public following a hoax phone call earlier today.

The incident occurred at 11:20am and the bus station was closed to passenger and vehicles for 20 minutes.

However it was later confirmed the scare was not a genuine threat and the incident was over by 11:40am.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Nottinghamshire Police was made aware by security at the Broadmarsh shopping centre of a bomb threat having been made.

“As a result of the call, the shopping centre took the decision to evacuate the bus station as a precaution.The bus station has now been re-opened.

“The call is being treated as a false and malicious phone call.”

The car park was also closed following the incident.

Commuter Derek Manning said: “I was just on the bus waiting for it to come into the bus station. However, it took a turn in a different direction.

“Instead it took me outside the Broadmarsh shopping centre which I know isn’t it’s usual route. I wasn’t sure what was going on.”

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 244 of 10 May 2016.