London's Gherkin building and the streets surrounding it were evacuated and an arrest was made after reports of a "suspicious vehicle".

City of London police rushed to the scene in St Mary Axe after a report at 11.32am on Tuesday (November 28) of a suspicious vehicle parked on the street.

Officers closed off the road and advised people to find different routes.

In a statement released just before midday, a City of London Police spokesman said: "We can confirm all road closures in the area surrounding St Mary Axe (EC3) have been lifted and the vehicle has been deemed non-suspicious."

They added: "The driver of the vehicle has been arrested for possession of false identity documents.

"Roads in the surrounding area were closed but all road closures have now been lifted."
30 St Mary Axe also know as the 'Gherkin'

The incident comes days after panic spread in Oxford Street after false claims gunshots had fired in the area .

The incident late on Friday afternoon - which caused chaos for Christmas shoppers - is now believed to have started when an argument "erupted" between two male commuters .

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