Fears a group of suicide bombers will launch a deadly attack have forced anti-terror police to close one of Germany’s largest shopping centres today.
Hundreds of armed police have formed a ring of steel around the Limbacher Platz shopping mall in Essen.
Police have ordered the shopping centre to stay closed due to “concrete indications about a possible attack”.
Police have released no information about the nature of the attack.
However, sources close to the investigation say a group of suicide bombers planned to attack the shopping centre with bombs.