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kid Thu 21-Jul-05 13:12:09

Totenham Court Road has just been evacuated. I know there are going to be lots of scares following the London bombings but DH has asked me to check if anything has happened. He seems to think something has.

CountessDracula Thu 21-Jul-05 13:15:42

nothing on Sky or BBC online

This is happening all the time, what makes him think something has happened? Lots of evacuations and security alerts all over the place.

hercules Thu 21-Jul-05 13:16:15

sky news. Warren st, oval and shepherds bush are evacuated. Says a series of incidents.

CountessDracula Thu 21-Jul-05 13:16:30

Does he mean the road or the station?

Also, mobiles are working fine, if something had happened they would have shut the networks

CountessDracula Thu 21-Jul-05 13:16:57

incidents meaning security alerts presumably?

hercules Thu 21-Jul-05 13:18:33

DOnt know. police say incidents ongoing.

nutcracker Thu 21-Jul-05 13:19:02

It says on Sky 'smoke seen coming from train'.

bluebear Thu 21-Jul-05 13:19:43

Sheperds Bush was shut at about 10am-ish - but reopened (well tube was running again) about half hour later. - Think it's just an outbreak of suspect packages (crossing fingers anyway)
There's a sign at local tube station saying that there were over 100 suspect packages in the last 6 days and reminding everyone to take care of their bags.

CountessDracula Thu 21-Jul-05 13:19:52

where on sky news

Carla Thu 21-Jul-05 13:21:25

Sorry, kid, started a thread. Didn't see your one.

woollybaalamp Thu 21-Jul-05 13:21:57

sky.com

nutcracker Thu 21-Jul-05 13:21:58

here

woollybaalamp Thu 21-Jul-05 13:22:59

hi, nutty

bluebear Thu 21-Jul-05 13:23:58

Oh ** just found the sky news story....

nutcracker Thu 21-Jul-05 13:23:59

Who are you usually woollybaalamp ??

NomDePlume Thu 21-Jul-05 13:24:35

BBC news have just said that University College Hospital are on Major Incident Alert. Unconfirmed reason for 'alert' as of yet (according to BBC lunchtime tv news)

woollybaalamp Thu 21-Jul-05 13:24:49

Janh (hunker and miaou made me change on one of the astrology threads)

(I'm Aries)

nutcracker Thu 21-Jul-05 13:25:40

Ah ha it all becomes clear now Jan, er i mean woollybaalamp

CountessDracula Thu 21-Jul-05 13:26:04

bugger

Easy Thu 21-Jul-05 13:26:06

The whole of nottingham was jammed at home-time one day last week, just cos someone had left a bag behind in a jobcentre near the city centre.

Police closed all the roads, but then couldn't get disposal people thru the grid-lock.

I didn't get out of the city until 7:30. Then they didn't even report it on the regional evening news!

Might just be a malfunctioning train, or a discarded fag end.

oliveoil Thu 21-Jul-05 13:27:29

Hopefully nothing (fingers crossed) .

There are closures all the time here (M/cr), think everyone is jumpy, understandably.

woollybaalamp Thu 21-Jul-05 13:27:33

Smoke coming from a train sounds alarming but it's more likely to be a malfunction thatn a bomb, isn't it? (Unless we are getting misinformation again, like the power surges last time.)

Easy Thu 21-Jul-05 13:27:52

I'm intruiged by "a minor explosion, enough to blow open a rucksack".

woollybaalamp Thu 21-Jul-05 13:28:35

Sky again:

A series of incidents have been reported near Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush stations on the London Underground.

The station have been evacuated. Smoke was seen coming from a train.


A man on the train told Sky News he spoke to an Italian man who witnessed an explosion.

"He told me he had seen a man carrying a rucksack which suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open his rucksack. Everyone rushed from the carriage. People evacuated very quickly. There was no panic.

"I didn't see anyone injured but there was shock and fright.

"There was a smell of smoke."

MrsDoolittle Thu 21-Jul-05 13:30:02

Hopefully it's an over-reaction

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