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Hyde Park Corner is closed after a ‘suspicious vehicle’

Hyde Park Corner has been shut down by police after an abandoned vehicle was spotted near the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Bomb squad officers were seen inspecting a car near the tube station, which has also been closed off. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Shortly before 9pm, officers on routine patrol reported a suspicious vehicle parked on Hyde Park Corner.

‘Officers remain in attendance. Road closures are currently in place.’

Hyde Park Corner has been shut down by police after an abandoned vehicle was spotted near the grounds of Buckingham Palace

Rich Martell posted an image of police cars closing off roads to Twitter, adding: ‘Something going on at Hyde park.

‘Police blocked off roads. Looks like a suspicious vehicle left.’

The Queen is not at Buckingham Palace as she travelled to her Sandringham estate earlier on Thursday for the Christmas holiday.

More to follow.



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