It's been revealed what was thought to be a World War II bomb was actually a camping gas canister, according to British Transport Police.
All services in and out of Victoria station were halted earlier, after construction workers unearthed what they thought was an unexploded shell. Services are still delayed following a full evacuation of the station while investigations were carried out.
Long delays are being reported after a security alert forced the closure of Victoria station earlier today. All passengers were evacuated and services stopped when workmen on a building site nearby reported finding an unexploded World War II bomb.
Police and firefighters were called and cordoned off the scene. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson has since confirmed the item was 'non suspicious'. Passengers are being warned to expect delays:
Police say an item found by builders near Victoria station earlier today was 'non-suspicious' and the incident has now been 'stood down'. All services in and out of the station were stopped earlier today when builders nearby reported unearthing an unexploded World War II shell.
There is serious disruption at Victoria Station after passengers were evacuated. Trains stopped running in and out of the station because of a security alert. It's now believed services are running, but disruption is expected.