There has been a series of incidents at three London tube stations and one bus in Hackney. Although these incidentss are not as serious as the attacks two weeks ago, four minor explosions using detonators have occured. One person has been injured at Warren Street in the incident.
It is still unclear what exactly has happened. Stations at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd’s Bush have been closed.
Services on the Victoria, Northern and Hammersmith & City Lines have been suspended.
Witnesses reported hearing loud bangs followed by smoke.
Metropolitan Police Comissioner, Sir Ian Blair has appealed to Londoners to stay where they are and go about their normal business. He said that a further announcement about the travel implications would be made. He added: ” We are dealing with a serious incident”
Tony Blair cancelled events in the afternoon and will be attending a meeting of the Cobra committee along with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.
Cobra is an emergency group which is called for such emergencies. The meeting will be trying to assess the extent to which this is a series of hoaxes, or bombs that did not go off. The biggest difficulty for them may be how to treat these kind of incidents.
It is two weeks to the day since bombers attacked three tube trains and a bus in central London in the worst terrorist attacks London has ever seen.