19:41 GMT16 May 2021
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    People were evacuated from London Bridge tube station following a ‘security alert’.

    Trains have been diverted and will not stop at the London Bridge station while emergency services deal with an incident, the train company Southern said on Twitter.

    ​People have been urged to stay away from the vicinity of the station.

    According to the police, officers were called to London Bridge station at 12.33 pm following reports of a suspicious item on board a train.

    "Officers were called to London Bridge station at 12.33pm following reports of a suspicious item on board a train," British Transport Police (BTP) said.

    British police said that the station has been closed as a precaution while specialist officers prepare an assessment.

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