Police and emergency services have responded to reports of an Explosion at Parson Green Tube Station in London.
The incident occurred at Parsons Green Underground Staton in South-west London at 8.20am.
An image appeared on social media which showed a white bucket with a bag inside, there is no damage to the train, however, the incident has sparked a huge emergency response and caused delays across the underground network.
Explosion on Parsons Green district line train. Fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door. pic.twitter.com/pGbfotbfsJ
— Rigs (@RRigs) September 15, 2017
The Metropolitan Police have advised people to avoid the area. Injuries have been only reported from the panic that the sound of the explosion caused.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Counter-terrorism police & security services monitoring events at Parsons Green, however, the incident remains a British Transport Police investigation.
This is the device that has exploded at Parsons Green the image clearly shows wires and a bucket within a freezer bag. pic.twitter.com/Z4PciWS90M
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) September 15, 2017
The London Fire Brigade has sent six fire engines along with a fire rescue unit and 50 firefighters.
The London Ambulance service is also at the scene of the incident.
Natasha Wills, of London Ambulance Service, said: “We were called at 8.20am to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.
“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.
“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.”
The BBC News helicopter shows the scene at Parsons Green, Underground, the service at this station runs overground.
BBC helicopter shows scene at Parsons Green. pic.twitter.com/ephDbt2PKK
— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) September 15, 2017
District Line services have been suspended.
Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49
Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.
Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.
On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.
His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.
“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.
“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.
Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars
Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.
Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.
This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.
Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.
“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”
TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62
Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z
His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.
No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.
His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:
It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.
While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.
A number of tributes have been left on Twitter
RIP the great entertainer Dale Winton. So young at 62.
— Duncan Bannatyne (@DuncanBannatyne) April 18, 2018
So so sad and shocked about the lovely Dale Winton. God bless ❤️
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) April 18, 2018
So sorry to hear about the untimely death tonight of Dale Winton aged 62, he was a great all round entertainer and such a wonderful character. R.I.P. Dale… pic.twitter.com/xliot7cbeV
— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) April 18, 2018
Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.
This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.
Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.