Met Police tell royal fans to avoid central London as Platinum Jubilee viewing areas are 'now full'

The Met Police issued a statement via Twitter

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The Metropolitan Police have warned the general public to avoid Central London as the area is "now full".

In a Tweet to their Metropolitan Police Events account @MetPoliceEvents, they said: “The viewing areas in central London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are now full.

“To avoid the disappointment of not being able to enter the viewing areas please avoid the area.”

Crowds near Trafalgar Square ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade
Crowds near Trafalgar Square ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade
Crowds on Whitehall ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade
Crowds on Whitehall ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade
The Met Police told fans to avoid viewing areas
The Met Police told fans to avoid viewing areas

The tweet follows reports that protestors interrupted the start of Trooping the Colour.

A group of men were restrained by police and dragged away, after scaling barriers on The Mall and causing havoc ahead of the Trooping the Colour.

Royal Parks across the capital have told the public they are not at full capacity.

The Royal Parks tweeted: “Crowds have flocked to St James’s Park for Trooping the Colour and public viewing areas are now at full capacity.

“Please do not head to St James’s Park but enjoy the Jubilee celebrations elsewhere.”

Fans have gathered across the capital the celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

More to follow.