Welwyn Garden City Christmas decorations investigated after one falls from roof

PUBLISHED: 12:46 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 27 November 2017

The Christmas decoration that fell from the roof in the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

The Christmas decoration that fell from the roof in the Howard Centre, in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

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The Howard Centre Christmas decorations are being investigated after one fell from the roof yesterday which caused an "almighty crash".

The decorations are being investigated by the company that supplied and installed them after one fell at around 7.45pm.

Matt Baugh, who was waiting in the centre for a train,, said: “All of a sudden we heard an almighty crash.

“We looked over the balcony to see one of the decorations hanging from the ceiling had snapped and crashed on to the floor below.

“Thank goodness that part of the centre was closed but I won’t be walking underneath the other decorations any time soon.”

A spokesperson for the Howard Centre said: “We can confirm that on Sunday evening, one of our Christmas decorations fell on the North Mall of the centre.

“Nobody was hurt and the incident took place after shops had closed for the day.

“The safety of those visiting the centre is of paramount importance to us and I’d like to reassure shoppers that this is an isolated incident and that all of the Christmas displays and decorations have been checked and are safe and secure.

“The company that supplied and installed the decorations are currently investigating the incident and we’ll be assisting them wherever possible.

“We are open as normal today.”

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