Urgent road closure in central London after 'suspicious package' found amid warnings to avoid the area

Urgent road closure in central London after 'suspicious package' found amid warnings to avoid the area

December 16, 2021

ROADS were closed in central London as cops probed reports of a "suspicious package".

City of London Police later confirmed the package was not suspicious.

A spokesperson said: "The suspicious package has been confirmed as non-suspicious.

"All roads have now reopened and all cordons have been lifted. Thank you for your patience."

Cordons were earlier in place at Threadneedle Street and Bishopsgate to the junction with Fenchurch Street.

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The streets are in the heart of the City of London, the capital's financial centre.

Threadneedle Street is just minutes away from the Bank of England.

The force earlier tweeted: "There are currently two road closures and cordons in place in two locations due to reports of a suspicious package."

Unconfirmed social media reports said people had been told to "run" from the area.

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