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10:30hrs – Reports of an incident at Liverpool Street Station

We were called at 08.51 this morning (Thursday 7 July) to reports of an incident at Liverpool Street Station.

Since the original call, further reports of incidents in central London have been received and numerous London Ambulance Service resources have been deployed.

Working with the other emergency services, we are doing all we can to get casualties to safety and ensure they get the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

Due to current levels of demand, we will, until further notice, only be sending ambulances to patients across the capital with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. As an example, this is people who have difficulty in breathing or persistent chest pains; those who have stopped breathing; or who have received traumatic injuries. This will enable us to focus on treating the large numbers of casualties at the scene.

We would urge callers with minor injuries or illnesses to think about using other healthcare options, for example visit their local pharmacist or walk-in centre, or call NHS Direct for advice. If people need to go to hospital, they should use other modes of transport—call a taxi or get a lift with a friend or family member.

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