Hatfield shopping centre evacuated

A SHOPPING centre was evacuated this afternoon (Monday) after a bag was left unattended by a shopper.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 3.51pm today to reports of an unattended bag in the Galleria in Hatfield.

“As a precaution, the centre was evacuated.”

She added: “The bag, a rucksack which had been left on a bench near to Marks & Spencer, was subsequently examined and found to contain personal possessions.

“The owner turned up shortly after to reclaim it.”

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