Police evacuated Darwen’s main post office after a radio stunt was mistaken for a robbery.Sounds familiar!
Hundreds of people were in the town centre looking for the ‘Real Radio Renegade’ - a mystery man with a £4,000 ‘bounty’ on his head - who was posting clues to his whereabouts on the station’s website.I’m clearly unfamiliar with modern bank robbery techniques, but is it really done in huge mixed groups?
One clue handed out during an hour’s search yesterday was a photograph of the Post Office counter in The Circus.
As crowds dashed into the building looking for the renegade, two police vans with lights and sirens arrived outside and officers cleared the building, fearing a robbery was underway.
A police spokesman said: “Two response officers attended as they were aware there was a lot more people in the town centre than normal, and the post office was cleared as a precaution, though there was no incident.”Well, no. I'd expect thet're too embarrassed, what with the recent instances of overreaction and red faces...
Officers have not spoken to Real Radio about the stunt.