BREAKING: Loud bangs heard after police find '˜suspicious package' yards from scene of Westminster terror attack

Police have this evening been called out to reports of a 'suspicious package' yards from the scene of the Westminster terror attack.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 8:20 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:07 am
Birdcage Walk. Picture: Google

Witnesses reported on social media accounts that they heard loud bangs near Parliament Square this evening.

Officers have reportedly set up a 100m cordon while they investigate.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed they were called to Birdcage Walk to reports of a suspicious package.

A controlled explosion has reportedly been carried out.