POLICE RUSH TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE IN RESPONSE TO SECURITY SCARE

POLICE RUSH TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE IN RESPONSE TO SECURITY SCARE Credit: Shutterstock

BUCKINGHAM PALACE was on high alert this afternoon after a car was abandoned outside the Queen’s residence.

Police cleared the area and a cordon was put in place on The Mall, the street which leads from Trafalgar Square to the Queen’s official residence, shortly after 2pm this afternoon as reported by British press.

It was understood a suspicious, unattended car was spotted and the area was cleared while police investigated. Footage posted on social media showed police ordering tourists and pedestrians to clear an area in front of the building.

Twitter user @kayjaysnark tweeted: ‘Something is going down around Buckingham. Way more than normal police presence and the police are screaming at people to move to ‘the end of the mall.’

Reports claim that as many as 50 policeman arrived at the scene who started shouting at people to move away from the Palace while police assessed the vehicle.

Westminster Police reported that officers, including specialist officers, were assessing a suspicious vehicle in Constitution Hill, SW1.

Just after 2.45pm the City of London Police tweeted: ‘The vehicle in Constitution Hill, SW1, has been deemed to be non-suspicious.’

‘The incident has now being stood down and cordons are in the process of being lifted. Thank you for your patience.’

Two weeks ago, London’s Vauxhall Bridge was also shut down as law enforcement investigated another vehicle that had been abandoned – just yards away from the MI6 head

 

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