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POLICE responded to a concern for welfare call for somebody inside a flat above an empty high street shop.

Sunday, 7th October 2018, 7:23 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th October 2018, 8:29 pm
The space above Carpet Services on London Road, Waterlooville, was accessed by emergency services. Picture: Malcolm Wells

But when Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's rescue team gained entry to the flat, above Carpet Services in Waterlooville at 12pm today, there was nobody inside.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: '˜Police called us because they had a reason to believe someone was locked inside the building, there was a concern for welfare.

'˜We gained entry for officers but there was no-one inside so we handed the incident back over to police.'

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Picture: Malcolm Wells

The shop is on London Road in Waterlooville's town centre.

Hampshire police have been contacted about the incident.