London terror attack: Shoreditch cordoned off by police as caution prevails

Vishnu Sukumaran


A day after the terrorist attack in Westminister in London, police closed off a large area of Shoreditch on Thursday. The area, in the centre of London, is popular with tourists and people heading to the many theatres and restaurants.

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People are reportedly being kept in restaurants and a large area has been cordoned off during the "active incident" which comes just 24 hours after the Westminster terror attack, the Sun reports.

A Scotland Yard officer, said: "We were called to Curtain Road, Shoreditch, to reports of a suspicious object at 1.24 pm. The incident was stood down at around 1.57pm."

This is a developing story.

Four people were killed, including a policeman, and over 40 were injured during the attack outside UK Parliament on Wednesday.