Shoppers evacuated from The Exchange shopping centre in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 11:31 04 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:16 04 July 2013

Shoppers have been evacuated from The Exchange Ilford shopping centre.

Hundreds of people were moved out of the building, in High Road, after alarms sounded at around 11.15am.

A member of staff said the evacuation was part of a “planned fire drill”.

Customers have now been allowed back inside the shopping centre.

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