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Update at 18:00 - Statement on incident at Oxford Circus



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Update at 18:00.
At 4.37pm this afternoon, officers were called to Oxford Circus station following reports of gunfire on the westbound Central Line platform.  

Passengers at the station then self-evacuated the station onto Oxford Circus and Regent Street area of London. 

This caused a significant level of panic which resulted in numerous calls from members of the public reporting gunfire. 

Officers responded in line with our procedures of a terrorist incident, this included armed officers from British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police. A full and methodical search of the station and Oxford Street was conducted by our specially trained firearms officers.
During the search, officers did not find any evidence of gunfire at the station. 

During the station evacuation, one woman is believed to have sustained a minor injury. 

We continue to work with the Metropolitan Police Service and are working to reopen Oxford Circus and Bond Street Tube stations. 
We understand that incidents like this cause panic and concern. We would therefore like to thank Londoners for their patience during this incident. Our officers will remain highly visible on duty this evening to reassure the public. 

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