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M&S and Aldi in Crawley evacuated briefly after disturbance

Windows smashed and debris scattered across one of the supermarket floors.

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M&S and Aldi in Acorn Retail Park in Manor Royal were evacuated this afternoon (13th Feb) for the safety of customers and staff.

Reports from some shoppers say that at around 3pm the fire alarm sounded causing M&S to be evacuated after someone was seen and heard causing a disturbance.

Shortly afterwards the individual reportedly went into Aldi next door and did the same causing the store to also be evacuated.

Shoppers had to wait up to thirty minutes while police were called and the store was deemed safe.

Five large windows at the front of Aldi are smashed and staff were seen clearing up debris from inside.

A statement from the police said:

“Just after 3pm on Wednesday (13 February) police were called to Aldi in Betts Way, Langley Green, where a man was throwing bottles around inside the store. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray. There were no reports of injuries. “

Both stores reopened shortly afterwards.

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Crawley wanted man caught after replying to police on facebook

Louis Brown tried to hide from the police by hiding under a mattress.

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Louis Brown was caught by police after responding LOL on their facebook post

Police had posted on their facebook page his photo along with the reasons he was sought.

They said:

“He is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his bail conditions and believed to be in the Crawley area.”

But Brown thought is funny to respond to the post by putting “LOL” under it.

Crawley police though did have the last laugh after he was found hiding under a mattress at an address.

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