The head of a security company whose apparent mistake caused the evacuation of Manchester United ‘s stadium says he is “pretty gutted” and very sorry.
Security company boss “pretty gutted” about Man United fiasco
SHOWS: BIGGIN HILL, ENGLAND, UK (MAY 16, 2016) (ITN – SEE RESTRICTIONS)
1. VARIOUS OF CHRIS REID, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SECURITY SEARCH MANAGEMENT & SOLUTIONS LTD POSING FOR CAMERAS
2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHRIS REID, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SECURITY SEARCH MANAGEMENT & SOLUTIONS LTD SAYING:
“I’m pretty gutted. It’s very, yeah. Quite gutted about the whole thing. Very sorry for everybody that’s been, yeah, the other day”
(REPORTER OFF CAMERA: What would you say to the fans?)
REID: “Can I say that when I do this next bit, if you don’t mind? Thank you”
3. REID TURNING AND WALKING AWAY
STORY: Amid calls for an investigation into the evacuation of Manchester United’s stadium because of the discovery of what turned out to be a training exercise fake bomb, the managing director of the security company involved said on Monday (May 16) he is “pretty gutted” and very sorry for what happened.
Sunday’s match against Bournemouth was abandoned and Old Trafford was cleared after the suspicious device was found by staff in a toilet.
Described by the bomb disposal unit as an “incredibly lifelike explosive device”, the item was planted by Security Search Management & Solutions Ltd to test sniffer dogs, but was not taken away after the exercise.
The company’s boss, Chris Reid, said on Monday afternoon that he was “pretty gutted” about the affair and “very sorry for everybody”, but declined to comment further because he was awaiting a call from the club.