Hostage situation at Advantage HGV premises is over


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Police say a hostage situation at the Advantage HGV training offices in central London is over and that a man has been arrested.

It was reported that four people were taken hostage after a man walked into the firm's premises in Tottenham Court Road earlier today, saying he had nothing to live for after not getting an HGV Licence.

Police explosives experts and negotiators attended the scene when a man started throwing computers, furniture and paper from the building.

Eyewitnesses said a man had a gas canister tied to his body.

Tyldesley Distribution Services joins the Pall-Ex network

Pall-Ex has added a third new network member in as many weeks.

Greater Manchester logistics firm Tyldesley Distribution Services (TDS) has joined the Hilary Devey-owned pallet network.

The family-run company has been operating for more than 35 years and operates a fleet of more than 38 vehicles and 70 trailers.

It joins Pall-Ex as an additional depot to cover the BL postcode.

Steven Reed, Pall-Ex’s network development director, says: “TDS is a welcome addition to the Pall-Ex network, displaying the professionalism, efficiency and high standards of customer service that we are renowned for.”

Damian Bloor, MD at TDS, says: “Pall-Ex was a natural choice for us and I fully believe that it will present opportunities for our business to grow and develop even further.”

Pall-Ex recently welcomed Bill Chippington Haulage and Transol Worldwide Logistics into the fold.