Shoppers being held inside Hatfield’s Galleria as police remain on the scene

PUBLISHED: 14:36 19 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:27 19 December 2014

The scene outside the Galleria

The scene outside the Galleria


Shoppers are being kept in the Galleria in Hatfield and police have cordoned off the area after a man was thought to have jumped off the bridge over the A1(M).

One man trapped inside the shopping mall told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I think someone jumped.”

“I’m stuck inside the Galleria, they’re not letting anyone in or out.

“Police are cordoning off the doors.”

The ongoing incident has caused traffic chaos on the A1(M) and has hit bus services.

Bus firm Uno tweeted: “A serious incident at the Galleria has resulted in a total road closure in both directions.

“Buses are unable to serve the Galleria.”

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