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Weekly Edition - Published  30 May 2016

 

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Bomb scare due to security tags!
Photographs with thanks to Bay TV's Andy McLannahan.

MERSEYSIDE Police were called along with other emergency services after a suspicious object that caused a bomb scare at the John Lewis department store in Liverpool 1, in the City Centre, on Saturday, 28 May 2016. The suspicious object that caused a bomb scare turned out to be a faulty electronic security tag, which was emitting a loud and audible ticking sound.  It is thought that a member of staff covered it and forgot to tell colleagues what had happed and why this was done.  John Lewis later issued a statement that "We take the safety of our customers, partners and staff very seriously. It's our first priority to keep everyone safe. On finding a suspicious item within the Liverpool 1 branch our team informed the Police and as a precautionary measure the store was evacuated.  It then opened after the Police confirmed that it was safe to do so and is trading started again as normal. We are grateful to Merseyside Police for their quick response to this incident, and apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused."   This is not the 1st 'security incident' in Liverpool that has caused a scare; Liverpool Airport was also affected by a 'security incident' but it shows just how focused we are at the moment. Most big stores and attractions are now starting to display notices about 'a suspicious objects.'  As one of the many people watching what was taking place said: - "It's better to be safe than sorry!"

 

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