Panic on Oxford Street as armed police respond to incident

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Panic on Oxford Street as armed police respond to incident
Police among shoppers on Oxford Street in London today (Picture: Getty)

Armed police have responded to an incident on Oxford Street.

It sparked panic during the Boxing Day sales as people feared there could be an attack unfolding.

Police said they responded to reports of ‘shots fired’ on Oxford Street, but that they had not found any evidence this happened, or that a criminal offence had occurred.

Photos online showed a smashed window at House of Fraser, but it was not clear how it came to break.

Twitter user Arush said he saw ‘hundreds of people RUNNING up Wimpole street saying there was an attack’.

Local officers and armed officers are on scene in Oxford Street, W1. They responded to reports of shots heard. Nothing to indicate shots fired. One woman with non-life threatening injuries as a result of a fall.

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) December 26, 2017

A woman has received non-life threatening injuries as a result of a fall, police said.

Officers remain on scene.

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