A GAS explosion in the heart of London’s Soho is believed to have been in the men’s toilets of the Windmill Club in Archer Street.
Police evacuated pubs and offices this evening as emergency services were scrambled to the popular nightlife area.
Police cordoned off roads and asked people to leave pubs and bars in the area of Archer Street.
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They said: “Officers are currently at the scene of a gas or electricity explosion.
“Police were called to reports of a small explosion at premises in Archer Street, W1. Officers and the London Fire Brigade are currently at the scene.
“At this stage there are no reported injures. The explosion has caused some damage to the pavement outside the building.
The busy area of London’s West End has been surrounded by officers after the boom heard just after 6pm.
Transport for London (TfL) said a “major emergency services incident” is ongoing.
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A cordon has been put in place in the area of Archer Street.
Pedestrians and motorists have been advised to avoid the area.
A Twitter user posted: “There has been an explosion in Soho on the road next to my house.
“Everything is cornered off. Fire trucks and police everywhere.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The incident is not being treated as terrorist related.”