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.

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.

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.