UK police briefly evacuate London's Trafalgar Square over suspect car

Uk Police Briefly Evacuate London's Trafalgar Square Over Suspect Car
Events are being held across the weekend in London to mark Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
Share this article

Thomson Reuters

Updated: 2.30pm

British police on Saturday briefly evacuated London's Trafalgar Square, close to where celebrations are to be held later to mark Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.


Police said it followed reports of a suspicious vehicle, but the security alert had now concluded.

"This was investigated and after police took action we have no further concern. This was not terrorism-related," police said on Twitter.

A police spokesman said earlier that lots of checks were being carried out in the area, a short distance from where a concert is to be staged outside Buckingham Palace later in the day.

Police had earlier warned against travelling to the area.

Shortly after 11am, the official Metropolitan Police Service Twitter account tweeted: "Officers are currently at Trafalgar Square where they have evacuated the scene.

"Please do not travel to the area. Updates to follow."

Read More

Message submitting... Thank you for waiting.

Want us to email you top stories each lunch time?

Download our Apps
© 2024, developed by Square1 and powered by