Major incident declared as four bridges in London are closed!

A Major Incident has been declared as Four bridges across the River Thames were closed as police investigated a ‘suspicious package.’

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London’s South Bank, an area which is a known tourist attraction was also evacuated.

Westminster Bridge; Waterloo Bridge; Hungerford and Golden Jubilee footbridges were all closed because of the ‘suspicious package.’

The roads have since reopened after the Metropolitan Police deemed the package to be ‘non-suspicious.’

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘A number of bridges in central London have been closed as a precaution while officers assess an unattended item in the vicinity of South Bank. Please use alternative routes’.

An update added: ‘The unattended item has been assessed and was found not to be suspicious. Road closures will be lifted imminently. We thank the public for their cooperation.’ 

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