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BBC evacuation: Vehicle which sparked bomb scare in London 'non suspicious'

Published 01/12/2015

Part of the building was evacuated.
Part of the building was evacuated.

Part of the BBC's headquarters in London were evacuated amid a bomb scare in the capital, which later turned out to be nothing untoward.

Broadcasting House was among the buildings affected when Portland Place was cordoned off because of reports of a “suspicious vehicle”.

Journalists said they were unaffected.

Metropolitan Police said the vehicle was reported at around 2pm and around an hour later it was deemed as non-suspicious.

As well as the BBC, Portland Place is home to the Chinese and Polish embassies, Kenya High Commission and headquarters of organisations including the Royal Institute of British Architects, as well as hotels and schools.

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