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Two controlled explosions take place outside Westminster Abbey just weeks before the Platinum Jubilee

Royal Central

Two controlled explosions were carried out outside of the main entrance to Westminster Abbey on Monday evening, just weeks before the venue becomes the focal point of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Following the controlled detonations, police reopened the roads in the area and the incident has been stood down.

It comes after reports of a suspicious looking vehicle being in the area.

During the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, tens of thousands of tourists and world leaders are expected to arrive in London for the occasion.

A huge security operation will be in place, with no stone left unturned.

Westminster Abbey is one of the UK’s most recognisable landmarks.

As part of the Jubilee celebrations, the bells of the Abbey will chime, as they did for Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953.