Whitehall locked down in security alert

Whitehall security alert

Following reports of a mysterious package, security officers placed roadblocks around Whitehall today

On Wednesday, June 7, officers were placed on high alert when they received reports of a mysterious package at 12:13, in a tweet from MPS Westminster.

Very few details about the incident are available at this time, but an online statement said: ‘Road closures are in place around Whitehall while officers assess a suspicious package. We were called at 12:13 hrs and remain in the area.’

The area swarmed with police as the area was locked down while the package was investigated.

The police then posted an update at 1:48 pm which reassured: ‘The item has been assessed as not suspicious and road closures are being lifted.’

This latest security alert follows a recent incident in which a car crashed into the gates at Downing Street.

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John Ensor

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