Police called after G4S worker ‘stuck in van’
Police were called after a security worker apparently became locked in his van in Broughty Ferry yesterday morning.
Locals were taken aback when an alarm calling for “help” and telling passers-by to “call the police” sounded from the security firm’s van on Brook Street at about 10.50am.
The worker was sitting in the front of the vehicle and, according to witnesses, was unable to get out.
Throughout the incident an alarm was declaring: “Help, help – G4S driver requires assistance”.
The incident took place outside Brook Street’s No1 Currency Exchange outlet. Locals attempted to help him, but he gave a “thumbs up” to indicate he was OK.
Police arrived at about 11am to check on the G4S worker, but were not needed. Carnoustie man James Barton was parked nearby when the incident unfolded.
The 38-year-old said: “I don’t think he could get out, I think when the alarm went off that was him stuck. A few people went up to the van to check on him. He was on his mobile phone.”
A police spokesman confirmed that officers had been called to the scene following reports of an alarm sounding on Brook Street.
He added that “all was in order” on arrival.