Shopping centre evacuated after fire drill

Scores of shoppers and staff were evacuated from a busy high street shopping centre this morning.

Thursday, 28th January 2016, 11:28 am
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016, 11:30 am
Shoppers and staff from Fareham Shopping Centre were evacuated on to West Street after a fire drill PPP-160128-110425001

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

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.

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

‘I can confirm everything is okay.’

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