Pokemon Go players get their own lane in shopping centre

Pokemon Go players in Princes Gardens

Pokemon Go players in Princes Gardens

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PokÉmon Go players have been given their own lane in a busy shopping centre to avoid disrupting other customers.

The game has attracted millions of users worldwide and involves finding the characters in real locations.

Silverburn, near Glasgow, has introduced Pokémon Go express lanes to contain wandering players, while in Aberdeen, Union Square has expanded its customer service team to include two “human” charge points to rescue players facing waning mobile batteries.

David Pierotti, general manager at Silverburn, said: “We noticed an uplift in footfall since the craze kicked off a few weeks ago and wanted to ensure the safety of both players and non-players while shopping in the centre.

“Express lanes seemed like a suitable solution.”