Ilford train station evacuated after ‘security alert’
PUBLISHED: 17:04 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:15 06 February 2015
Ilford train station had to be evacuated following a “security alert” this afternoon (Friday).
Met Police and British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the station in Cranbrook Road at around 4.30pm.
After carrying out a search, the station was reopened just before 5pm.
A BTP spokesman said: “Ilford station has now re-opened following a security alert.
“The station was closed for a short time while our officers and colleagues from Metropolitan Police Service carried out a search.
“Nothing suspicious was found. The station was re-opened at 4.55pm.”
Greater Anglia confirmed trains are now stopping at the station as normal.
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