LATEST: Store evacuation in Sheffield city centre was over 'false alarm'

BrightHouse in The Moor, Sheffield city centre, after it was evacuated
BrightHouse in The Moor, Sheffield city centre, after it was evacuated
Have your say

Police were today called to a store in Sheffield city centre as it was evacuated.

South Yorkshire Police said officers were called to BrightHouse in The Moor at around 1pm.

However, she said no action was taken and it is believed to have been a false alarm. She said the incident was over by around 2pm.

One employee said the homeware discount store was evacuated after 'some idiot said he'd put something down the back of a sofa'.

He refused to give any further details about the nature of the item and said the manager was inside the store at the time.

There was no one visible within the store through the windows, nor was there any sign of police activity inside, during the evacuation.

EXCLUSIVE: Parking banned on three streets near Sheffield city centre

Sheffield ice hockey player to be sentenced for sex attacks on girls

Funeral of Sheffield man gunned down on street attracts 'record' turnout

Sheffield residents must be 'eyes and ears' of police in fight against terror, says Muslim community leader

BREAKING: Loud bangs heard after police find ‘suspicious package’ yards from scene of Westminster terror attack

Astronaut Tim Peake's high praise for Sheffield student who corrected NASA data error

Sheffield politicians pay tribute to PC Keith Palmer and victims of London terror attack

PICTURES: Engineers on the scene as Sheffield tram derails due to track vandalism

Sheffield United: Get all the Blades stats

Sheffield Wednesday: Get all the latest Owls stats