Brent Cross Shopping Centre has reopened following a security alert earlier this morning.

Public and staff were evacuated at 9.20am this morning after what is believed to have been a bomb scare.

The centre, in Hendon, have now announced through Twitter: "We have been given the all clear and the centre has re-opened."

John Lewis remains closed, however, as people are being allowed back into the shopping centre.

A spokesman for the centre said: "I can confirm the centre has now been reopened following the security alert earlier this morning."