‘Smoke’ pours from Leeds bank after false security alert

Emergency services were called amid concerns of an attempted robbery as smoke poured from a bank in Leeds today.

Thursday, 23rd January 2014, 2:32 pm
A police officer enters the 'smoke'-filled bank

Police and firefighters rushed to the Barclays branch on Woodhouse Lane, near Leeds University, after the alarm went off at about 11.10am.

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A G4S security van – used for cash deliveries – could be seen parked outside and there were suggestions the bank had been raided.

But police confirmed it was a false alarm. The “smoke” that could be seen is emitted when an alarm is activated as a security measure.

A police officer enters the 'smoke'-filled bank