Sta­tion evac­u­ated over car alert

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

SHEP­HERD’S Bush Mar­ket Tube sta­tion was evac­u­ated and nearby roads closed as po­lice in­ves­ti­gated an aban­doned car.

Metropoli­tan po­lice were called to re­ports of the aban­doned car on a road near the sta­tion at 4.08pm on Oc­to­ber 8.

Of­fi­cers have since said the car was ‘non­sus­pi­cious’.

Trans­port for Lon­don (TfL) stated on its web­site: “Shep­herds Bush Mar­ket: This sta­tion is closed due to a se­cu­rity alert out­side the sta­tion.”

On Twitter, TfL also said: “A4020 Uxbridge Road/A219 Shep­herds Bush Green – road closed due to a po­lice in­ci­dent. Emer­gency services on­scene.”

The sta­tion and roads nearby re-opened soon after.

Ear­lier on the same day, po­lice is­sued an ap­peal after a man was as­saulted in Ham­mer­smith by a teenager wield­ing a knife on Oc­to­ber 2.

The 36-year-old vic­tim was re­turn­ing from a night out with his girl­friend on Oc­to­ber 2 when he was ap­proached by a teenager wield­ing a knife in Grey­hound Road, close to the junc­tion with Musard Road, at around 2.28am.

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