Thursday 27 April 2017

London Bridge station evacuated after car found abandoned nearby - police confirm incident 'not suspicious'

London Bridge Station, the fourth busiest in London, had to be closed Photo: Twitter
London Bridge Station, the fourth busiest in London, had to be closed Photo: Twitter
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

London Bridge railway and underground stations were closed off and evacuated due to an abandoned and smashed up VW Polo.

The entire area was off limits for around one hour from 1.40pm, leaving hundreds of people crowded at the police cordon, because the vehicle was deemed "suspicious" by the Metropolitan Police Service.

However, British police have now confirmed that the incident was not suspicious.

"Thanks for bearing with us during the security alert on London Bridge St," police said on Twitter. "Incident found not to be suspicious. Roads re-opening now."

An eyewitness described how a bomb disposal robot was deployed and a Met Police officer later confirmed nothing suspicious was found.

Southern Rail said trains at London Bridge had to sit in situ, and incoming trains terminated at New Cross Gate, Norwood Junction, East Croydon and Bermondsey.

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