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Bank of England security alert after car abandoned

Car abandoned outside the Bank of England Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The car was left in the middle of the road at Bank junction, closing the area for two hours

A search is on for the driver of a car that was abandoned in suspicious circumstances outside the Bank of England.

The dumped vehicle sparked a security alert and staff were moved to "safe areas" within the building, the bank said.

City of London Police was alerted about the green Toyota at 11:00 BST, which was abandoned at Bank junction.

The area was cordoned off and Bank station was closed for about two hours.

A statement from the City of London Police said: "The vehicle, a green Toyota, has been removed from the road to be examined. Officers are looking in to all lines of inquiry and trying to locate the owner."

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