BBC headquarters evacuated as bomb squad inspects suspicious car – Daily News
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BBC headquarters evacuated as bomb squad inspects suspicious car – Daily News


 The BBC’s headquarters in central London has been partially evacuated as police investigate a suspicious car  A bomb disposal robot was used to take a closer look at the car in the middle of a road next to the BBC Broadcasting House  A normally busy stretch of Langham Place/Portland Place, just north of Oxford Circus Tube station, was deserted after being shut by police  Police were preparing to carry out a controlled explosion to destroy a suspicious object  Cordons have been set up to keep pedestrians away from the scene.  BBC staff and office workers snapped photos from their windows of the robot inspecting a car  They were evacuated from parts of the building close to Portland Place.  A short time later the remote control robot was pulled back and officers approached the car to take a closer look themselves  A police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 10.38am to reports of a suspicious vehicle  “Officers are on scene and cordons are in place while the incident is dealt with ”  We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story   For the latest news and breaking news visit Mirror.co.uk/news .  Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you  Follow us on Twitter @DailyMirror – the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account – real news in real time   We’re also on Facebook /dailymirror – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Mirror Online

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