London police give all clear, lift cordon in financial district

Lester Mason
September 20, 2017

Armed officers and explosives teams with sniffer dogs were seen patrolling in the Liverpool Street and Moorgate areas.

City of London Police said officers had been deployed to Wilson Street "following a report of a suspicious package in the area".

A suspicious package found on Wilson Street in London amid critical threat level in the United Kingdom.

The major scare in the capital comes less than a week after the Parsons Green underground bombing in west London that left 22 people injured.

City of London Police said in a statement that the package had first been reported to them at 13:37 BST and that the market had been cordoned off and some surrounding premises evacuated.

Pictures on Twitter showed a heavy police presence along a street which was cordoned off.

Police confirmed they were investigating reports of a suspicious package on Wilson Street, but the package has now been deemed to be "non-suspicious".

"This was first reported to us at 9.52am on Wednesday and we are now investigating".

The spokesperson for City of London Police continued: "Following an investigation, the item was subsequently deemed non-suspicious at 2.20pm. Cordons have been now been lifted".

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