Bomb scare at Camden Town turns out to be harmless phone charger

Police closed down Camden Town station for over an hour @ocerx

Police closed down Camden Town station for over an hour @ocerx - Credit: Archant

Police put Camden Town station on lockdown but discover ‘suspicious’ item was, in fact, car radio equipment.

Police closed Camden Town station and surrounding roads this afternoon following reports of a ‘suspicious vehicle’ in the area.

But after roads were cordoned off for over an hour, they have now confirmed that it was in fact car radio equipment.

The roads were closed off just before 13:45 this afternoon and Camden police tweeted: “Please avoid Kentish Town Road NW1 near to Camden Tube Station due to ongoing police incident.”

Eye-witnesses reported eight police cars, a bomb van and sniffer dogs at the scene.


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A spokeswoman for Camden police said: “We have investigated the matter and it’s not suspicious. A variety of different officers were working to ascertain that.”

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