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22 Aug 2019 | 09:54 AM UTC

UK: Roads reopen following security operation in London August 22 /update 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Police reopen roads in central London on August 22 following stabbing incident and subsequent security operation

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

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Event

The Metropolitan Police have reopened several roads in central London on the morning (local time) of Thursday, August 22, following a stabbing that wounded one person around 21:11 on Wednesday, August 21, near Trafalgar Square. The security operation has since concluded on Thursday morning. The Victoria Embankment and nearby roads have therefore been reopened to vehicular traffic.

A heightened security presence and residual transportation disruptions are possible in the affected area as police presence is cleared.

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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