Oxford Circus Incident – New West End Company statement

Following the incident on 24 November 2017 at Oxford Circus, Chief Executive Jace Tyrrell released the following statement:

“It is a relief that the activity at Oxford Circus this evening has been confirmed as a false alarm with no serious injuries.

“The police service acted extremely quickly and efficiently to secure and lockdown the area, demonstrating how incredibly well prepared they are to respond. Retailers, restaurants and businesses also came together to protect the public and their staff.

“This is a very high footfall area and safety and security are number one priorities for everyone working in the district. A police presence remains in the area to support the public.

“With the lockdown now lifted and reassurance from the police, we look forward to welcoming visitors as usual over the weekend to begin their Christmas shopping.”

Fri 24 November 2017