Station evacuated over car alert
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.