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Body pulled from the water close to Canary Wharf

A body has been pulled from the water by emergency services at South Quay near Canary Wharf. Police have identified the body, and say it may be linked to a man seen getting into the water last night. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Canary Wharf alert thought to be packed lunch

A 'suspicious package' that was obliterated in a controlled explosion by police this morning is now thought to have been a packed lunch left in the basket of a 'Boris' Bike.

Police confirmed they had sent a team to Barclays Canary Wharf HQ at around 9am to investigate - but it was given the all clear shortly afterwards.

Witnesses posted pictures of the aftermath on Twitter:


A #bike died, Killed by special ops wall-e ... All that remains r some plastic bits ... #bombscare #canarywharf



Security alert now resolved

A bomb scare at Canary Wharf this morning that involved police carrying out a controlled explosion has now been resolved.

TfL said previous disruptions with bus routes had now returned to normal:


Routes 135 277 D3 D7 D8 on Churchill Place / Canary Wharf, E14 is now CLEARE from earlier incident. Buses back to normal line of route.

Security alert at Canary Wharf

Offices in Canary Wharf have been put on lockdown after a suspicious package was found near to Barclays HQ.

Metropolitan Police confirmed they sent a bomb disposal squad to investigate the package just after 9am - but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Witnesses have been tweeting pictures of a bomb disposal robot and empty streets at the scene:

Man who fell to his death from Canary Wharf skyscraper is named

A technology expert died this morning after falling from JP Morgan's headquarters in Canary Wharf. 39-year-old Gabriel Magee had worked for the company for 10 years. In a statement shortly after his death, JP Morgan said:

We are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JP Morgan family at 25 Bank Street today. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and his friends.


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