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Heron Tower ‘on lockdown’ as cops respond to incident at block in City of London | The Sun

A TOWER block in the City of London is 'on lockdown' as cops respond to an 'incident'.

Reports on Twitter suggest that someone jumped from the tower, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Cops confirmed that they were on the scene and urged pedestrians to stay away from the area.

A Twitter user who claimed to live on the 37th floor of the building said: "Someone jumped from Heron Tower.

"We are on the 37th floor and some people up here saw them fall. Tragic."

Chief Superintendent Rob Atkin, from the City of London Police, said: "Officers from the City of London Police are currently dealing with at an incident on Houndsditch.

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"Police arrived on scene at around 2pm.

"Cordons are currently in place and the public are urged to avoid the area if possible while emergency services remain in attendance."

A spokesperson from the London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 2.02pm today to reports of an incident on Bishopsgate, City of London.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, medics in two fast response cars and a clinical team leader.

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"We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

"The incident is ongoing and we are working with our emergency service colleagues."

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