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Postby blondeefromthemirror » Thu May 29, 2008 7:15 pm

Reperioverum wrote:
blondeefromthemirror wrote:It's a suspicious package.


Is Gerry wearing those beige chinos again???



I damn well hope not! :D
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby January » Thu May 29, 2008 7:18 pm

Exeter and now Leicester, funny places for bomb scares :shock:
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby catwoman » Thu May 29, 2008 7:38 pm

i was in the shires when part of it got shut off by police. bomb squad also present. odd though. they shut all the left side of shops down -up and down stairs, but left the right side open- up and down stair!!!!! no announcements were given out and the shires was NOT shut to the public. the shops open had no idea what was going on as they had not been notified either.
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby sorleymackisback » Thu May 29, 2008 7:39 pm

SearchforJustice wrote:This is on BBC ticker, with more to follow


and this is relevant how?
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby chimaera » Thu May 29, 2008 7:42 pm

It's not irrelevant to some of us.
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby sorleymackisback » Thu May 29, 2008 7:43 pm

chimaera wrote:It's not irrelevant to some of us.


for justice for madeline it is
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby catwoman » Thu May 29, 2008 7:44 pm

maybe not relevant to you. but to me and everyone else in there it could have been. the shires did not handle it well, not sure if leicester police were there or not-didnt see any. just shows how situations need handling carefully and rules need following.
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby chimaera » Thu May 29, 2008 7:47 pm

I have requested that it be moved to the Lounge.
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby sorleymackisback » Thu May 29, 2008 7:47 pm

catwoman wrote:maybe not relevant to you. but to me and everyone else in there it could have been. the shires did not handle it well, not sure if leicester police were there or not-didnt see any. just shows how situations need handling carefully and rules need following.


lived in n ireland for 40 yrs so i suppose im a bit so what about bomb scares so i forget that its not an everyday occurence for most people apologies
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby Adonia » Thu May 29, 2008 7:49 pm

my son rang me the buses have been stopped!!!
police vans and police marksmen everywhere the police have cordoned off the area around the bus station at st margarets...to the round about which is a dual carriage way and along the route to the hay market centre . which is a vast area.....

he will give me an update asap....


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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby catwoman » Thu May 29, 2008 7:53 pm

apologies accepted. i must admit i needed a strong drink when i got home. it wasnt the shock of a possible bomb in the shires. we have had them before. but we have always had warnings and the shires has been shut down for safety. this time it wasnt and people were shopping in there and just left wondering what was happening. if a bomb had gone off it would have been a disaster.
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby littlepixie » Thu May 29, 2008 7:54 pm

January wrote:Exeter and now Leicester, funny places for bomb scares :shock:


Mentioned this to my OH when the Exeter incident was on the other day. Was it Malinka who got his car blown up in PDL?
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby catwoman » Thu May 29, 2008 7:54 pm

are you talking about today. Thursday????

I was talking about yesterday. Wednesday.

maybe got wires crossed. is it liecester or leicester you are talking about?
Im talking about leicester yesterday afternoon. :?
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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby Adonia » Thu May 29, 2008 7:56 pm

ive just rang him to see if he got home safe he did.... :wave:
he also said that the police have machine guns....

he had to walk out of town for a bus...
police still looking in to things.



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Re: LIECESTER CITY CENTRE CORDONED OFF!

Postby catwoman » Thu May 29, 2008 8:09 pm

Headlines




Leicester Mercury

BABY MONITOR SPARKS CITY BOMB ALERT
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10:30 - 29 May 2008



A shopping centre packed with lunchtime shoppers had to be evacuated in a bomb alert - sparked by a beeping baby monitor.

Leicestershire police ordered part of The Shires, along with stores in the High Street, to be cleared after they received reports of a suspicious package at about 11.40am yesterday.

It was found in the post office in The Shires and bomb disposal experts from the Ministry of Defence were called in. Checks revealed nothing suspicious and the cordon was lifted at about 1.45pm.

A police spokeswoman said: "It was a baby monitor with low batteries that was bleeping."

The incident saw shoppers, staff from stores and other workers, cleared from the area.

Tom Nathan, general manager of The Shires, said the alert caused only a short disruption.

He said: "The evacuation was a precautionary measure, and it has since been reported as a non-threatening item.

"However, we take any suspicious activity very seriously.

"Retailers experienced a short delay before everyone returned to operate business as normal.

"The safety and security of our staff, customers and retailers is the number-one priority for The Shires, and we work closely with the police on any security matters."

Some, however, raised concerns about the actions of the police, arguing the whole of The Shires should have been evacuated immediately, rather than a specific area.

Tina Cook, of Leire Street, off Melton Road, in Belgrave, was shopping with her children, Kira, aged five, and Kalya, three.

She said: "A lot of people were walking in and they weren't trying to evacuate the whole building.

"I looked at my kids and thought, 'I need to get them out'.

"The police should have evacuated the whole building as soon as possible."

However, police defended their actions, saying they had carefully considered the size of the area to close off and the safety of the public was always the top priority.
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