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Security alert at the Elephant

Photos: Thomas Payne

The Elephant and Castle junction was sealed off on Friday afternoon whilst a suspect package in Newington Causeway was examined by the emergency services.

An eyewitness reports hearing a small bang – possibly from the detonation of a suspect package.

Residents of Metro Central Heights were told to stand away from their windows.

Update at 3.25pm: the roads have now re-opened.

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

Elephant scare

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