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Reports of gunman sparks looting in Oxford Street

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Armed police rushed to Oxford Street last night to reports a gunman was on the loose.

Officers who were called to the scene at around 9.30pm were unable to find a gunman.

However, huge crowds flocked to the busy shopping district and started looting.

Eyewitnesses said gangs of youths attempted to break into a sweet shop, according to The Sun.

Multiple people were arrested on suspicion of affray and taken into custody by officers.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police called 21:30hrs to report of a man with a firearm in Oxford Street, Westminster.

“Specialist firearms officers deployed immediately & conducted extensive area searches. No suspects located. No reports of any injuries.

“A large crowd gathered at the scene, resulting in some small outbreaks of disorder. A number of people were arrested on suspicion of affray & taken into custody.”

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