False alarm in suspected bank job opposite uni

Police called as smoke is spotted pouring out of Barclays


Students walking out of exams yesterday might have thought they were witnessing a daylight robbery after smoke was seen flooding out of Barclays opposite uni.

A cash delivery G4S van could be spotted nearby, which led to fears the bank was being raided.

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Smoke without fire … The Barclays branch opposite uni

But don’t worry, your loan money is safe.

Police and firefighters rushed to the scene on Woodhouse Lane, only to discover it was a false alarm.

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False alarm … Police outside the bank

The smoke, which could be spotted all the way from the Parkinson Building, was just a security measure given off when the alarm was tested.