Shopping centre evacuated after fire drill

Shoppers and staff from Fareham Shopping Centre were evacuated on to West Street after a fire drill PPP-160128-110425001
Shoppers and staff from Fareham Shopping Centre were evacuated on to West Street after a fire drill PPP-160128-110425001
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Scores of shoppers and staff were evacuated from a busy high street shopping centre this morning.

People flooded onto the pavement after a fire alarm sounded in Fareham Shopping Centre in West Street just after 10am.

Shoppers and staff from Fareham Shopping Centre were evacuated on to West Street after a fire drill PPP-160128-110449001

Shoppers and staff from Fareham Shopping Centre were evacuated on to West Street after a fire drill PPP-160128-110449001

The issue has since been resolved with people being allowed back inside the shopping centre at 10.45am.

Mike Taylor, shopping centre manager, said: ‘We carried out an evacuation drill as part of our annual requirements.

‘I can confirm everything is okay.’