SHOPPERS were alarmed this morning after an Ikea megastore was evacuated.
The store in West Quay Road, Southampton was cleared just after 11am following a ‘technical issue’.
Customers were allowed to re-enter the store 15 minutes after the initial evacuation and had taken to social media to voice their frustration.
A spokesman for Ikea said: ‘We can confirm that the IKEA Southampton store was evacuated today, after a technical issue.
‘The safety of our customers and co-workers is always the highest priority for Ikea.
‘Following a swift evacuation, customers were invited back into the store.
‘We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers.’