Kew Bridge Closed After Hoax Bomb Threat

Man in custody after smoke seen coming from suspicious package


Sign up for our weekly Chiswick newsletter

Comment on this story on the

Kew Bridge was closed this Monday evening (1 October) following a security alert.

Police shut the bridge to vehicles and pedestrians after a man was seen on a bus with a package. Eye-witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the side of the bridge.

The A205 Kew Road was also closed in both directions between Mortlake Road and Kew Gardens.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said, "Police were called on Monday, 1 October at around 19:30 hours to a report of a suspicious package on a bus in Kew Road.

"A man was detained by police near the scene and arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat.

"He is currently in custody at a west London police station."

The package was found to be harmless and the bridge reopened at 9pm.





October 1, 2018

Bookmark and Share