Parliament security alert

The Houses of Parliament were locked down today with no-one allowed in or out of the building. The security alert was prompted by a "suspicious package". The building was later reopened.

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Parliament reopens following security alert

The roads next to Parliament have repoened. Credit: ITV News

A road next to the Houses of Parliament has reopened following a security alert which saw officers stop traffic with a police cordon.

A Met Police spokeman said the cordon was initially in place while officers responded to reports of suspicious package.

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