Po­lice called af­ter G4S worker ‘stuck in van’

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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