East London Shopping centre evacuated

East London Shopping centre evacuated
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East London Shopping centre evacuated as fire crews and police rush to the scene.

Shoppers at London’s Westfield Stratford City shopping centre were forced to evacuate. The evacuation happened on Sunday, October 17. Shoppers were asked to leave the shopping centre after a fire was reported.

Shoppers were seen evacuating the East London shopping centre. Fire crews and police officers rushed to the scene of the suspected fire.


Emergency vehicles were seen outside the Westfield shopping centre as fire crews rushed into action. As the fire crews dealt with the Emergency callout, shoppers could be seen hovering outside the shopping centre.

Police were on the scene to assist the fire brigade. A spokesperson for the Met Police commented: “We are supporting London Fire Brigade with the evacuation of the Westfield Shopping Centre in Newham following reports of a fire”.

No further details are known at this time.

According to Visit London, the shopping centre offers: “World-class leisure facilities include Vue Cinema, one of the largest, most innovative all-digital cinemas in Europe boasting 17 all digital screens; All Star Lanes, a luxury bowling experience; and finally, the new 65,000ft Aspers Casino with its two bars and 80 seat restaurant will set a benchmark in the UK, being the first to be granted a large casino license.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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