Former X-Factor star Olly Murs live tweets Oxford Circus incident as 'gunshots' heard
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Former X-Factor star Olly Murs live tweets Oxford Circus incident as 'gunshots' heard

BRITISH popstar Olly Murs has taken to Twitter to report that he has heard "gunshots" in a Selfridges store on Oxford Street, as British Transport Police respond to an incident near Oxford Circus.

"F**k everyone get out of Selfridges now gun shots!! I’m inside," Murs tweeted at 5pm.

He followed up the post with two further tweets describing the pandemonium on scene.

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He said: "Really not sure what’s happened! I’m in the back office... but people screaming and running towards exits!"

A few minutes later the 33-year-old said he was evacuating the store, adding: "F**k, my heart is pounding".

British Transport Police are advising anyone nearby to avoid the Oxford Circus/Bond Street area with the two stations remaining closed.

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The Metropolitan Police have said: "If you are on Oxford Street go into a building. Officers are on scene and dealing. More info when we can."

The BTP later added that they were called at 4:37pm to reports of "shots" being fired on Oxford Street and in Oxford Circus station.

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