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21 Apr, 2021 12:17

UK’s London Bridge station evacuated as emergency services deal with ‘incident’, trains diverted

UK’s London Bridge station evacuated as emergency services deal with ‘incident’, trains diverted

Helicopters are hovering above London Bridge station, where passengers have been evacuated following a security alert. Operators have said trains are being diverted, and warned commuters of cancellations and delays.

British Transport Police said in a statement: “Officers were called to #LondonBridge station at 12.33pm today following reports of a suspicious item on board a train.

“The station has been closed as a precaution while specialist officers assess the item.”

Trains will not head to the central London station, Network Rail said, with the disruption expected to last until 1:45pm local time (BST).

The actor Daniel Coonan said in a tweet that there are “strange scenes” in London.

London Bridge is a large railway hub for trains and tube trains in the Southwark area of the capital, situated just south of the River Thames.

Later on Wednesday, a British Transport Police spokesperson announced that the station was reopening after specialist officers assessed the item as “non-suspicious.”

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