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A cordon has been put in place around the area Getty

The area around London's St Paul's Cathedral was evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.

St Martin's Le Grand were evacuated following reports a package has been found inside a building.

A controlled explosion was recently carried out in nearby St Mary Axe's following concerns about a suspicious vehicle, which was later deemed a false alarm.

Police later confirmed the item was deemed non-suspicious and officers are working to clear the incident. Officers advised the cordons during the evacuation process are still currently in place.

A City of London Police spokesperson said: "We are currently in attendance in St Martin's Le Grand (EC1) following a report of a suspicious package inside a building. We were called at 10.23am.

"The item has now been deemed non suspicious and officers are working to clear the incident. Cordons are still currently in place."

More to follow. This is a breaking news story and will be updated regularly as new information and developments become available.

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