Parliament reopens after unattended bag prompts evacuation

Catherine Neilan
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MPs and others working in parliament returned to work after an evacuation (Source: Getty)

The Houses of Parliament were evacuated this morning after an unattended bag was reported to security.

Hundreds of people spilled out onto the streets around the area, but were let back in after just a few minutes.

The London Fire Brigade tweeted that they had not been called in and were not attending the incident.

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