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London streets closed off as loud bang heard in Whitehall

A loud bang has been heard in Whitehall this afternoon, with streets surrounding the area being cordoned off to the public.

GB News have reported from the scene claiming the noise sounded like a “controlled explosion on a suspect package”.

Full Details: https://www.gbnews.uk/news/london-streets-closed-off-as-loud-bang-heard-in-whitehall/312326?fbclid=IwAR3sL4X_2mWMXwf9sAGR5wojMs4hvqvm3jg8-Zn0PrCnGT6wzas3gIZ-VMM

The area between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square are currently closed.

Update: After carrying out a controlled explosion, police determined that the package was not actually dangerous.

The MPS Westminster team said: ‘Road closures and cordons are being lifted after a suspicious package was dealt with at Parliament Street, Westminster.

‘The item was found to be non suspicious. We thank the public for their co-operation while we dealt with the item.’

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