A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital with burns after he's believed to have cut through a power cable, which caused an explosion near Shaftsbury Avenue.
It happen just before 12:45 this afternoon. More to follow.
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There's been a sharp rise too in rape, burglary and robbery have during what police "busy and challenging time".
Police are looking for a man caught on a security camera before sentimental jewellery and perfume was taken from a pensioner's home.
"All it takes is for somebody to see me - and I could just die, just like that. I could want to go to the shop and not come home."