London police remove suspicious package from UK political district

File photo of a British police officer standing guard outside the Houses of Parliament in London. (AP)

London police said on Friday they had removed and made safe a suspicious package found in the Whitehall political district.

“The cordon has now been lifted. Enquiries continue,” they said on Twitter.

Earlier, the police had cordoned off an area in the central London political district near the British parliament

Separately, a person could be seen climbing up scaffolding near the base of the Big Ben tower at parliament, according to a Reuters reporter.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53