That’s it for us, we’ll wrap up the updates here as the incident at John Lewis comes to a (thankfully safe) conclusion.

Statement from Merseyside Police confirming the cordon has been lifted, and the item found inside John Lewis has been identified as “safe”:

Cordon comes down as bomb squad leave

Starting to return to normal now...

Off it goes!

Impressive bit of kit...

The robot has left the building...

Cordon more or less down now - and that appears to be that.

The cordons are being lifted around John Lewis but, understandably, the shop remains closed.

The bomb squad are starting to pack away now, which suggests whatever was found within the store has been successfully dealt with:

Hopefully this is a good sign:

Experts have now headed back inside the building - still in their protective clothing:

Here’s footage of the bomb disposal expert discussing his findings with waiting police officers:

Meanwhile, the Tony Bellew weigh-in is going ahead as planned, right next to the police cordon around John Lewis - and there’s a pretty sizeable crowd there, too.

The situation is proving to be an inconvenience for some:

"Small bang" heard inside store

Situation is developing here:

Bomb disposal expert has come out of John Lewis and is now, presumably, discussing what he has seen with police:

The scene has obviously attracted a crowd, but the mood around Liverpool ONE is calm:

Bomb disposal experts enter John Lewis

Bomb disposal experts - dressed head to toe in protective clothing - have now entered John Lewis:

Activity is starting to escalate now from the bomb disposal team:

The bomb squad’s robot has now left the building - cannot confirm what’s happened inside as of yet:

Robot has entered John Lewis to investigate the “suspicious object”:

Some images from the scene from our photographer:

A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police
A suspicious object was found in John Lewis Store in Liverpool One the area was closed off by police

Here’s footage from Liam Murphy of the bomb disposal team arriving at John Lewis:

Bomb squad are setting up a robot before they head into the store - clearly taking this threat very seriously.

Bomb squad arrive at the scene

This picture from Tim Johnson on Twitter shows the bomb squad arriving on the scene:

Bomb squad arrive on the scene at John Lewis in Liverpool ONE
Bomb squad arrive on the scene at John Lewis in Liverpool ONE

Meanwhile, Tony Bellew is set to weigh-in for his big fight at Goodison Park tomorrow night - right next to the police cordon:

Many people shopping as normal around the cordon:

Another shot of the cordon still in place around John Lewis and surrounding businesses:

Could be on lockdown for some time if this is anything to go by:

No change in status at John Lewis as of yet - store still in lockdown: