Bank was left open at night

BLUNDERING bosses at a high street bank admitted leaving the front doors of a Suffolk branch open through the night.Questions have been raised over the security of national bank HSBC after three branches across the country were found unlocked in consecutive weeks, one in Greater Manchester and the other in North Yorkshire.

BLUNDERING bosses at a high street bank admitted leaving the front doors of a Suffolk branch open through the night.

Questions have been raised over the security of national bank HSBC after three branches across the country were found unlocked in consecutive weeks, one in Greater Manchester and the other in North Yorkshire.

Sudbury newsagent Alan Devereux discovered his local branch wide open at 5am - forcing him to remain at the branch until police arrived.

Mr Devereux's wife Gill said: “The bank has near enough admitted they had not locked the front door but that is not good enough. It is worrying and it makes it worse that this has happened elsewhere in the country. It is hard to know what to think but blaming human error is not good enough.”

A spokesman for HSBC last night said: “The three branches are totally unique and there are separate reasons for why they were unlocked.

“In two cases, there was some kind of malfunction with the electronic locks but in Sudbury, it was possibly down to human error. That said, we have looked at our security in that branch as a matter of precaution.”

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