Panic-stricken late-night shoppers in Oxford Street fled from the scene of a "small power network explosion" in which one person was injured.
The Metropolitan Police was called to the scene and said on Friday (September 8) morning it has no further information as the incident was not a "criminal matter."
Emergency services , including the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB), attended to the explosion on Thursday (September 8) evening.
The capital's famous busy shopping district was filled with smoke with a road closure in place between John Prince's Street and Holles Street.
The pavement was charred by the explosion which happened near to a New Balance store, as emergency services stormed the area around the EE store and John Lewis.
The Met Police said on Thursday (September 7) it was called at 7pm to Oxford Street to deal with a small "power network explosion" in which one man suffered minor injuries.
UK Power Networks' engineers were sent to the scene.
The company stated on their live power cut alerts: "Our engineers are on site with the emergency services, following an earlier incident on Oxford Street."
The road was reopened at around 8.30pm.
We await further information from LAS and UK Power Networks.
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