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Shoppers evacuated from M&S store

By citizenmike  |  Posted: November 02, 2012

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer

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Shoppers and staff at Marks and Spencer in Gloucester had to be evacuated yesterday.

The store was partially closed after a fault to the drainage and refrigeration systems was discovered.

An M&S spokesperson said yesterday: "We would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the temporary closure of the Eastgate Street store today.

"A fault to the drainage and refrigeration systems caused the basement shop floor to remain shut throughout  the day and the remainder of the store was closed between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

"All areas of the store are expected to be open as normal tomorrow."

The store has now reopened fully.

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  • honslknjklyt  |  November 02 2012, 11:07PM

    I bet beggar boy loved it, the influx of of people not spent their money yet.

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  • gloscityguy  |  November 02 2012, 4:13PM

    *imagines the horde of middle class pensioners leaving the store*

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  • Hustler2011  |  November 02 2012, 12:53PM

    The definition of "evacuate" is "remove the contents from ..." dictionary doesn't say urgently or quickly. So if customers left the store, then they "evacuated".

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  • Glos_Lad34  |  November 02 2012, 10:32AM

    Oh no an evacuation for 3 hours oh well they'll have to go to Morrisons then?

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  • Matt1006  |  November 02 2012, 10:02AM

    Evacuation? That suggests alarms going off, and everybody being told to head for the nearest exit as quickly as possible. As would happen if the fire alarm went off. From what is reported as being the problem, I wouldn't have thought an "evacuation" was necessary, more a simple request by shop-floor staff to ask customers to leave the store at their earliest convenience. TiG getting over-excited again...?

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