PUBLISHED: 13:37 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:33 29 August 2017
Welwyn Hatfield Council will be closing off a shopping arcade after falling glass panels nearly hit a five-year-old in Hatfield town centre.
Susan Whitsey, 26, of Hatfield, was walking through the Arcade on Monday after getting some food shopping with her three-year-old son and five-year-old daughter when the near miss happened.
Susan told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I heard a noise so loud that at first I thought it was a gunshot.
“My son sprinted off because he was so scared by the sound.
“I looked up instantly and saw that the glass panels above us were starting to fall.
“My daughter had frozen in fear so I quickly grabbed her and as I did the glass smashed down where she was standing.
“It was inches from falling on her head.
“It could have been fatal if it had.”
The former Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School pupil took her children to safety away…