Bank Closed By Faulty Battery

LloydsTSB bank will be open for business again today after the building was evacuated yesterday afternoon.

At around 2.00pm staff noticed a strong smell coming from a large battery, which is used to provide backup power for the Branch.

Under Health and Safety rules staff were evacuated and the Fire Brigade were called.

There were no customers on the premises at the time says Manager Dave Stone.

The branch remained shut for the rest of trading hours yesterday.