Vauxhall Bridge closed after abandoned vehicle found next to MI6 building
1 November 2019, 17:35 | Updated: 1 November 2019, 18:16
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."