London Victoria
London Victoria was evacuated over fears there was a WW2 bomb nearby. Getty

London Victoria train station has re-opened after passengers were evacuated following fears an unexploded WW2 bomb had been discovered nearby.

The station suffered severe disruptions to its service as police and the fire brigade cordoned off an area following the discovery of a "suspicious package" by builders close to the station.

The security alert was called off after it was discovered the package was a small gas canister and there was "no danger of explosion" at any time.

National Rail are warning customers the alert will result in disruptions and cancellations to services going in and out of London Victoria, until further notice.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Firefighters were in attendance at an incident in Victoria but Met Police have declared the area safe & we're leaving the scene."

A Scotland Yard spokesperson added: "The device was discovered by maintenance workers at the site on and a police cordon was established around the surrounding area to allow emergency services to carry out an investigation.

"BTP officers attended alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and discovered the item in question was a camping gas cylinder."