Man arrested after Woolwich Tesco bomb scare

News Shopper: Woolwich Tesco 'bomb scare' Woolwich Tesco 'bomb scare'

WOOLWICH Tesco and the council building were evacuated this afternoon after a man claimed he had a bomb.

Police and fire crews were called to the mammoth store beside General Gordon Square at around 3pm.

It followed an incident between a customer and member of staff, during which it is believed a member of the public claimed to have a bomb in his car.

A spokesman for the Met Police said officers later stopped a vehicle in Thomas Street and arrested a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.

It is understood that workers at the Woolwich Centre and supermarket have now been allowed back into the building.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident and we are helping police with their enquiries.”

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9:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

josiemehmet says...

It was also the woolwich centre that got evacuated as it's right next door to tesco.
It was also the woolwich centre that got evacuated as it's right next door to tesco. josiemehmet

9:29am Sat 18 Jan 14

reasonable75 says...

All that disruption and expense to the emergency services - but what will happen?

Slap on the wrist?
All that disruption and expense to the emergency services - but what will happen? Slap on the wrist? reasonable75

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