Minor explosion reported at London Tube station

Scene at Southgate tube station

The Met said in a statement: "Police were called.to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate underground station".

At least five people have been wounded after an explosion at a Tube station in north London.

A large cordon is now in place and the station remains closed. Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion at 19:03 hours.

"We have treated three patients at the scene for minor injuries and have taken two people to hospital".

British Transport Police said: "We are now dealing with an incident at #Southgate tube station".

There have also been reports of a suspicious package at the station.

"Stuck in an Indian restaurant opposite #Southgate station because of a suspect bomb going off inside (the station)", wrote one Twitter user.

Haluk Ozkan was about to get on a bus outside the station when he smelt something burning. Cordons are in place and the station is closed. However, BTP later tweeted: "Enquiries continue but we do not believe this to be terror related at [this] time". Officers are at the scene.

London police are investigating a small explosion at a London Underground station.

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