Downing Street on Lock down after suspect item is found

Police have thrown up temporary road closures in area around Downing Street in Whitehall while a suspect item is assessed. Specialist officers are now in attendance and they are carrying out an inspection of the suspect item that was reported to the police.

A specialist robot has been deployed to carry out the inspection of the item

Update from the Police the item concerned has now been fully assessed and deemed non-suspicious. Roads will be reopened shortly.