Golders Green tube station closed after security alert

Golders Green tube station closed this afternoon following reports of a suspicious item. Picture: AR

Golders Green tube station closed this afternoon following reports of a suspicious item. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A tube station closed and the public evacuated today after staff found a suspicious package.

British Transport Police officers were called at 3.20pm after receiving reports of an item left at Golders Green underground station.

The station was evacuated and closed whilst a specialist unit dealt with what turned out to be a lost piece of luggage.

It reopened about 20 minutes after the false alarm.