Updated: Bomb scare at the Bank of England

Ryan Fowler

May 15, 2014

Staff in the bank were moved to safer sections of the building, while workers in nearby offices, including NatWest where a Mortgage Introducer Round-table was being held, were told to stay away from the windows of their premises.

Delegates to the Round-table and staff based in the Princes Street offices were evacuated to the basement of the building.

Robyn Hall, publishing director of Mortgage Introducer, said: “It was a very strange incident. It’s hard to understand why someone would abandon a vehicle in the heart of the City.”

Deputy editor Ryan Fowler added: “It was a worrying moment. When you are locked in the basement of a building it’s hard not to be worried.”

Delegates at the Round-table included: Jon Round, LSL; Andy Trantum, Embrace Mortgages; Nigel Stockton, Countrywide; Peter Williams, Simply Finance; John Cofield, Paradigm; Adrian Scott, Connells; Lea Karravvasas, Prolific; Paul Kane, NatWest Intermediary Solutions and Dave Toulson, NatWest Intermediary Solutions.

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