Chaos at Croydon Centrale Shopping Centre as shoppers evacuated after alarm sounds

Croydon Centrale shopping centre and car park has been evacuated as alarm goes off.

Croydon Centrale shopping centre and car park were evacuated this morning after an unusual alarm was triggered. Pic: ELL

The whole of Centrale Shopping Centre and its car park in Croydon town centre was evacuated today after a routine fire alarm test.

The centre’s car park was also closed, leading to reports of  long queues of cars waiting to enter and exit the site.

A local Croydon transport Twitter page tweeted an alert this morning (31 October).

Both the shopping centre and car park are said to have reopened in the last two hours.

Some sources have reported that the evacuation was due to someone falsely triggering the fire alarm while other rumours circulated of a fire.

But a spokesperson for the shopping centre said that the fire alarm was scheduled and said that: “In future, we will try to find out about these things in advance.”

Transport4Bromley&Croydon later tweeted:

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that they were not called to attend any incident at the shopping centre this morning.

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