Gorilla reportedly escapes from its enclosure at London Zoo

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ZSL London Zoo has said it is managing an incident (Source: Getty)

Visitors to London Zoo have been locked inside attractions while armed police hunt a gorilla which has reportedly escaped from its enclosure.

A video, which has been filmed from inside a building and showing armed police walking around the zoo's grounds in Regent's park, is currently circulating on Twitter.

The Metropolitan Police arrived at the scene at 17:20, the BBC reported.

A ZSL London Zoo spokesperson told City A.M. that they were "managing an incident on site".

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