Yeovil's Lidl branch evacuated after bomb threat hoax

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By abbie_yeovil | Saturday, February 16, 2013, 10:58

Lidl have confirmed that a 'malicious phone call' to their Yeovil store yesterday afternoon was a hoax bomb threat.

Workers at the Yeovil supermarket alerted Police Officers to the threat at around 2.50pm after receiving the phone call. The store was immediately evacuated.

A spokesman for Lidl UK said: "I can confirm that a bomb threat was received at the Lidl Yeovil store this afternoon.

"Lidl UK take the safety and security of our staff and customers extremely seriously and the store was immediately evacuated.

"The store has now reopened and is operating as usual. Police confirmed that this threat was a hoax."

A man has been arrested by Police following the hoax call.

Wayne Baker, Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman, said: "Police have arrested a man for making a malicious phone call to a Yeovil store.

"It followed the decision by the store in Lyde Road to evacuate the premises as a precaution after receiving the call. The store was re-opened shortly afterwards.

"The man is currently being questioned by police."

Were you there when Lidl was evacuated on Friday afternoon? Did you take pictures? Please e-mail any information to abbie.whitehouse@thelocalpeople.co.uk.

      

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