23 Feb 2015

No imminent threat to Aust, NZ malls

8:43 pm on 23 February 2015

The operator of Westfield shopping centres in New Zealand and Australia says there is no evidence of an imminent threat to its shops, but it will take steps to keep them safe.

A Westfield shopping centre in Australia (file photo)

A Westfield shopping centre in Australia (file photo) Photo: AFP

Video footage has been released urging Muslim extremists to attack shopping malls in the United States, Canada, Britain and other western countries.

Scentre Group, which operates 47 Westfield-branded shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand, said it was taking steps to keep its shopping centres safe.

This comes after a masked narrator of a 76-minute video concluded by calling on Muslims to attack specific shopping malls in England, the United States and Canada.

None in Australia or New Zealand was mentioned.