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Cambridge Analytica’s London headquarters is evacuated

A suspicious package has been found near the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica, prompting police to close nearby roads and evacuate the building. 

The London-based political consultancy has been at the centre of a storm this week after a whistleblower said the company had paid an academic to harvest the data of 50million Facebook users to build profiles of American voters before the 2016 U.S. election.

Police and rescue crews sealed off the usually busy stretch of New Oxford Street after the package was found early this afternoon. 

‘The building has been evacuated as a precaution,’ police have said. ‘No injuries have been reported.’ 

Fire crews and police flooded central London today after a suspicious package was found at the headquarters of scandal-hit consultancy Cambridge Analytica

Police sealed off New Oxford Street after the building was evacuated amid the bomb scare

Police sealed off New Oxford Street after the building was evacuated amid the bomb scare

 

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