Kingston bomb threat: John Lewis shoppers evacuated from south west London store and roads closed

Police at the scene this morning at John Lewis in Kingston

Shoppers have been evacuated from a John Lewis in south west London after a bomb threat.

The Metropolitan Police are at the scene after threats were made to the department store in Wood Street, Kingston, at 9.50am.

Road, including Kingston Bridge, have been sealed off while emergency services investigate.

“The store has been evacuated and London Ambulance Service are in attendance as a precaution,” said a Met spokeswoman.

“There have been no reported injuries. A number of closures, including Kingston Bridge, are in place while officers search the premises.”

The force added that the incident is not believed to be terror related.

A John Lewis spokesman said: “We can confirm that our John Lewis and Waitrose shops in Kingston were evacuated this morning as instructed by the police.

“The safety of our customers and partners is our top priority and we are working closely with the emergency services as they handle the situation.”

A shocked shopper tweeted: “Just turned back from walking into Kingston.

“There is a bomb scare in John Lewis and the whole centre is closed off. Who would do this?”

Another wrote: “Bomb threat in John Lewis, Kingston, whole area blocked off.”

One man warned people to “avoid Kingston at all costs. There’s been a bomb scare in John Lewis.”

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