Emergency services called to Boots in Bournemouth Square after smoke device activated

Smoke seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square

Smoke seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square

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PLUMES of smoke were seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square after a security device was activated this afternoon.

The automatic smoke machine went off after the front door was smashed.

Known as a smoke cloak, the security device is used to prevent thieves from being able to see in the event of a break-in.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said officers were first called to the scene at around 3.20pm.

She said: “The door was kicked-in and the alarm was activated. There was damage to the door. It appears to be an incident of criminal damage.”

The spokesman confirmed one person was helping police with their enquiries in relation to the incident.

Nothing is believed to have been taken from the store, which was closed at the time of the incident.

Firefighters were also called to the premises and confirmed there was no fire inside the building.

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5:07pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I've got a smoke cloak. I put it on when I'm having a cigar on the veranda.
I've got a smoke cloak. I put it on when I'm having a cigar on the veranda. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Sun 20 Apr 14

60plus says...

Mustn't like being closed today.
Mustn't like being closed today. 60plus
  • Score: -3

9:32pm Sun 20 Apr 14

KLH says...

Two relatives had a sitting room like that in the picture, they both chained smoked in a small room with the windows shut - Everything was a dark yellow in there.
Two relatives had a sitting room like that in the picture, they both chained smoked in a small room with the windows shut - Everything was a dark yellow in there. KLH
  • Score: -4

12:29am Mon 21 Apr 14

s-pb2 says...

Are they sure its not the perfume counter? Every time I would walk past there i felt I was under attack by chemical warfare
Are they sure its not the perfume counter? Every time I would walk past there i felt I was under attack by chemical warfare s-pb2
  • Score: 8

6:13pm Mon 21 Apr 14

spooki says...

I'm surprised they don't have security shutters there.
I'm surprised they don't have security shutters there. spooki
  • Score: 0

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