A Portadown couple caught up in the evacuation of Manchester United’s Premier League game has captured the scenes of fans leaving Old Trafford.
David Jameson and his wife, Vicki, posted the footage on Facebook - with United’s game against Bournemouth abandoned on the final day of the football season following the discovery of a suspect package.
An Army bomb disposal unit arrived at the stadium after the decision to abandon the game on police advice.
“Everyone left the stadium about 3.10pm when it was announced over the speaker system that the game was abandoned,” said David. “The Code Red alarm was going off and it sounded serious.
“We realised it was serious and not a drill by the reaction of the Manchester United staff, with some crying.
“Quite a few women and children were crying in the car park, with thousands heading out into the car park then walking back towards the city.
“People were climbing over the railings and everything to get away.”
See this week’s Portadown Times - April 20 edition - for the full story.