Trafalgar Square has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious vehicle, it is understood.
The area in central London is on lockdown with images showing a large police presence and cordons in place.
Multiple people on social media reported hearing the sound of a ‘bang’ or explosion.
Westminster Police said on Twitter said: ‘Officers are currently at #TrafalgarSquare where they have evacuated the scene. Please do not travel to the area.’
A journalist at the scene said a controlled explosion was used to deal with the suspicious vehicle and urged people not to panic.
Crystal Goomansingh, from Global news, tweeted: ‘Controlled explosion near Trafalgar square. Police say officers dealt with a suspicious vehicle. “Please don’t panic that you heard a bang,” says a Met officer on site.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted the Metropolitan Police for further comment.
The London Fire Brigade is also in attendance.
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