Bank left doors open on holiday

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Staff at a branch of Barclays Bank took the concept of a bank holiday literally on Good Friday, leaving a branch open, deserted and with no alarm, writes Ros Wynne-Jones.

Staff at the Muswell Hill branch in north London had forgotten to lock up on Maundy Thursday before the bank holiday. A customer pleased to find a bank open on a public holiday was puzzled by the open-door policy. Finding that no-one was behind the counter and the branch was deserted, she rang the police.

Barclays said the incident was unfortunate and a full review of security at the branch would be carried out. A spokeswoman said: "Thankfully, no money was taken."