We were daydreaming around the station yesterday when we became aware of an alarm going off repeatedly. Between the bursts of sound, an amplified voice from this G4S van kept announcing: ‘Driver needs assistance, please call the police’. A bit puzzlingly, someone was sitting in the driver’s seat, apparently unperturbed by the racket.
So we did what any sensible person would do – we ignored the commotion! But then we guiltily thought that we ought to do something about it, so we did as the amplified voice commanded. Our phonecall was answered promptly and efficiently; we described the scene and we walked away. A minute or two later we received a return call; apparently the transport police are responsible for policing on station premises, and they had been alerted.
More than that we cannot say. In the end, the alarm stopped. We don’t know why it started. (And we forgot why we were there in the first place! More of which another time.)
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