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Bomb threat at Norwich supermarket prompts evacuation

PUBLISHED: 13:15 06 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:54 07 January 2018

Morrisons in Norwich has been evacuated. Photo: Konstantinos Chalvatzis

Morrisons in Norwich has been evacuated. Photo: Konstantinos Chalvatzis

Konstantinos Chalvatzis

Customers were evacuated from a city supermarket after police received a bomb threat.

Morrisons in Norwich has been evacuated. Photo: Konstantinos ChalvatzisMorrisons in Norwich has been evacuated. Photo: Konstantinos Chalvatzis

Morrisons on the Riverside retail park was closed for around an hour after a bomb threat was received by police, a Morrisons spokesman said.

Photographs showed police cars and dog units outside the doors.

Konstantinos Chalvatzis, a professor at the University of East Anglia, was shopping in the store at the time.

He said: “There was a fire alarm while shopping and everyone went out. [It] felt all the way like a drill, there was police already out of the store when I entered and the alarm went off 15-20 minutes later.

“But judging by how elaborate this looks like now, it’s hard to believe it’s a drill.”

He said customers were now allowed back in the supermarket, but had not been given an explanation as to why the evacuation took place.

Although a Morrisons spokesman confirmed police had been made aware of a bomb threat.

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