Oxford Circus tube station in London’s West End is currently closed following reports of shots being fired.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called at 16:38 GMT to “a number of reports of shots fired” on Oxford Street and Oxford Circus Tube station.

“Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related,” a statement said.

“Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police. If you are on Oxford Street go into a building and stay inside until further direction. Avoid travelling to the Oxford Street area. At this stage police have not located any casualties.”

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