Motorbike prompted bomb scare outside West Hampstead Police Station

West Hampstead Police Station [stock]. Picture: Nigel Sutton

West Hampstead Police Station [stock]. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

A bomb scare that prompted road closures and residents in West Hampstead to be kept inside their houses was due to a motorbike chained to some railings, police have said.

On February 21, residents found streets cordoned off for almost two hours as officers investigated a “suspect package” outside West Hampstead Police Station.

The vehicle turned out to be a false alarm.

A police spokesman said: “On Saturday, 21 February at 1922 hours, police discovered a motorbike chained to railings outside West Hampstead Police Station.

“Road closures were put in place at Hillfield Road as the vehicle was treated as suspicious.

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“Checks were conducted and the registered keeper was identified. The vehicle was deemed non suspicious.

“Road closures were lifted at 21:12 hours.”

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