Vauxhall Bridge closed after abandoned vehicle found next to MI6 building

1 November 2019, 17:35 | Updated: 1 November 2019, 18:16

By Megan White

Police have closed Vauxhall Bridge after a vehicle was left abandoned next to the MI6 building.

Specialist officers rushed to the central London crossing on Friday around 4pm after a silver car was spotted unattended.

The nearby bus station was also closed because of road closures.

A Met Police statement said: "Police are in attendance in Vauxhall Bridge, SE1 after a vehicle was found abandoned just before 4pm.

"The abandoned vehicle is being examined by specialist officers as a precaution.

"No arrests have been made.

"Buses will be diverted and members of the public are advised to avoid the area. "

UPDATE: police have stood the incident down. Lambeth police wrote online: "Vehicle left abandoned on Vauxhall Bridge with hazard lights on and no driver has now been fully assessed by specialist officers and deemed non-suspicious. No arrests have been made. Bridge will be reopening shortly. Thanks for your patience."

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