Trolleys abandoned as Northampton shopping centre is evacuated

Shoppers at Weston Favell Shopping Centre were evacuated this afternoon (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 6:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 6:44 pm
Trolleys abandoned as shoppers are evacuated from Weston Favell Shopping Centre. Picture via @rickyd70

The evacuation began at around 4.30pm this afternoon when the shopping centre fire alarms went off.

Eyewitnesses said that centre staff got everyone out quickly and calmy.

Trolleys were left dumped in the aisles at Tesco when the alarms went off.

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Cars built up in the car park during the evacuation. Photo via @rickyd70

It is not yet officially known why the centre was evacuated. It reopened just before 5.30pm.

The Chron has contacted shopping centre management for comment.