London road closed for 11 hours after ammunition falls off police car roof

July 23, 2020

A busy road in London was closed for more than 11 hours after ammunition fell from the roof of a police car.

The ammunition had been placed on the roof of the armed response vehicle on Wednesday morning but fell off as officers drove towards a firearms operation.

It resulted in a long closure of the eastbound A13 near Prince Regent Lane in east London after a "quantity of ammunition and ancillary items" fell onto the carriageway, police said.

By 9pm, police said there was no longer a danger to the public, although searches were continuing.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards said that the incident was due to "human error".

The officer concerned has been spoken to and will be subject to an internal learning process, a spokesman added.

Police apologised for disruption caused to those travelling on the A13 and thanked motorists for their cooperation during the closure.

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