Hundreds evacuated from Norwich store

Hundreds of shoppers have been evacuated from a major Norwich store after fire alarms were activated.

A fire crew from Earlham was called to the Marks and Spencer on Rampant Horse Street just before 3pm after alarms at the store was activated.

Customers, staff and contractors working on the store's extension were told to leave the store and waited on the street while firefighters investigated the cause of the alarm activation.

They soon discovered there was no fire and it had been triggered by a system fault.

Andy Barber, store manager, said they were trying to locate the exact location of the fault and would not be able to let customers back in until it had been found.

He said: 'We've got alarms triggered in various parts of the building. We're just trying to determine which has caused the fault.'

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