Trafalgar Square evacuated amid Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Metropolitan Police confirmed they had evacuated the area

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Royal fans were told to avoid Trafalgar Square after it has been evacuated by the Metropolitan Police.

MPS Westminster confirmed: "Officers are currently at Trafalgar Square where they have evacuated the scene.

"Please do not travel to the area. Updates to follow."

The cordon remains in place
The cordon remains in place

The evacuation is believed to have been ordered after police found a suspicious vehicle.

The fire brigade also attended the scene.

The Met Police said the incident has concluded but they remain at the scene.

They later confirmed the cordon was ordered due to reports of a suspicious vehicle at the scene.

The cordon remained around Trafalgar Square for some time
The cordon remained around Trafalgar Square for some time

MPS Westminster added: "Police attended a report from a member of the public at 9.22 of a suspicious vehicle in Trafalgar Square.

"This was investigated and after police took action we have no further concern. This was not terrorism related."

The incident occurred only hours before revellers gathered for Party at the Palace, as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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