Woman taken hostage  in Leicester Square London

Armed police have responded to a hostage situation at Bella Italia restaurant in London’s Leicester Square.

A man is believed to be in possession of a knife and is holding one woman hostage. 

Police are advising people within the area to stay indoors. 

A large number of police unit on scene of the hostage situation. 

Met Police have confirmed a hostage situation occurred.
“A male who is intimating he has got a knife is holding a woman against her will.

“Two other people are inside the venue and we are on the scene seeking to engage with him. It is not terror-related.”