Central Line suspended over reports of man with knife

Part of the London Underground's Central Line was suspended during rush hour amid reports of a man brandishing a knife.

Bank and Liverpool Street stations were searched shortly after 17:00 by British Transport Police but officers found "no trace of the man".

Sections of the line were suspended for about 30 minutes. Trains are now running with severe delays.

Investigations continue and officers remain at both stations, police said.