Bomb scare as suspected shoplifter claims he left explosive in Tesco booze aisle

Bomb Scare Tesco

A supermarket in the heart of Newcastle city centre was evacuated after a man suspected of shoplifting claimed he had left a bomb in the alcohol aisle.

At around 11:30am, police were called to the Eldon Square Tesco on Clayton Street by shop staff who had detained a man they believed was shoplifting.

However, before the police arrived, the man told Tesco security staff he had left a bomb inside a bag in one of the aisles.

The store was quickly evacuated and shoppers and staff gathered on Clayton Street to await the police.

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