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Decision to allow film crew to explode bus in middle of London defended

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The decision to allow a double decker bus to be blown up on a central London bridge for a film has been defended.

The decision has caused outrage on social media with people saying how frightened they were and thought the city had come under a terrorist attack.

The bus was exploded yesterday afternoon on Lambeth Bridge and was "far larger that the film company had originally indicated."

A TfL spokesman has apologised for the distressed caused and has launched a review of how films crews are given permission to film in central London.

They also said that MI5 and MI6 as well as the Ministry of Defence were all informed before the explosion took place.

Permission for the road closures for filming on Lambeth Bridge on Sunday was agreed in consultation with a number of partners including the relevant London boroughs.

The explosion that took place was far larger than the film company had originally indicated.

We apologise for the distress that this has caused and have launched a review of filming protocols with our partners.”

– Garrett Emmerson, TfL

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