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Rumours squashed as 'evacuation' at Walsall shopping centre is routine fire drill

Rumours surrounding an "evacuation" at a Walsall shopping centre have been put to rest.

Saddlers Shopping Centre. Photo: Google

Speculation arose on social media on Tuesday morning over the alleged incident at the Saddlers Shopping Centre on Park Street.

A post made to the Walsall in Pictures Facebook group at around 11am read: "Saddlers Centre been evacuated, don't know why."

Shoppers were quick to take to the comments to speculate over what had happened.

One woman wrote: "Possible fire. It is back open now."

Meanwhile, another woman said: "I was there, don't think (it) was anything serious."

Another comment suggested the alleged evacuation was a "hoax".

A spokeswoman for Walsall Council has since confirmed the incident related to a routine fire drill.

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