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22 Aug 2019 | 07:16 AM UTC

UK: Road closures in London due to ongoing security operation August 22

United Kingdom News Alert

Police close roads in central London during ongoing security operation August 22; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

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Event

The Metropolitan Police have closed several roads in central London on Thursday, August 22, due to a stabbing that wounded at least one person place around 21:11 (local time) on Wednesday, August 21, near Trafalgar Square. A security operation is ongoing as of Thursday morning. Police officers have cordoned off Victoria Embankment and nearby roads, and are advising motorists to avoid the area.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the area. Details are still emerging. 

Advice

Individuals in central London are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate transportation delays and traffic, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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