London Bridge evacuation: Area around station closed by police due to 'suspicious vehicle'

Borough High Street closed in both directions and nearby buildings cleared

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The Independent Online

London Bridge station was evacuated and the nearby area cordoned off on Tuesday morning due to a suspicious vehicle.

Borough High Street was closed in both directions between Southwark Street and Marshalsea Road.

Nearby buildings were also cleared as police cordoned off the area.

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Borough High Street has been closed by police in both directions (Matthias Klatt/Twitter)

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene around 7.50am to reports of an unattended vehicle.

Officers investigated a black car which was parked in a bus lane outside Sainsbury's on Borough High Street.

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Officers are investigating a black car parked in a bus lane on Borough High Street outside Sainsbury's (Gareth Price/Twitter)

Scotland Yard said the incident was stood down around 9.05am.

Eyewitnesses warned others to stay clear of the area on social media.

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