Heaven nightclub forced to be evacuated after ‘suspicious item’ reports

Police evacuated a Westminster nightclub on Friday evening as they responded to reports of a suspicious item.

Met Police announced at 11.10pm specialist units and other emergency services had headed to the Villiers Street club – named in the Mirror as Heaven – and a cordon was put in place.

Police advised the public to avoid Villiers Street, between Charing Cross station and Embankment Underground station, while searches were carried out.

Other businesses near the Heaven club told the Mirror they had also been told to close by police.

A bar staff member from a neighbouring business, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Mirror his venue was told to close early due to a potential “bomb threat”.

He said staff had watched a mass “evacuation outside the club and police told us to cease operating,” adding: “We were close to our closing time anyway and complied with what they said.”

Police said later nothing had been found after a thorough search and the report was deemed a hoax.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Specialist officers attended and carried out a thorough search.

“Nothing suspicious was found and the report was deemed a hoax. Road closures in the area have been lifted.”

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