Reports of shooting

Armed police respond to gunfire reports at Auckland's Sofitel hotel

Police say they were called to an address on Viaduct Harbour Avenue shortly after 9am today.

They say there were no reported injuries. Armed police are at the scene.

A friend of a Sofitel worker says a gunman entered the lobby firing.

A man who works near the Sofitel says he witnessed a man being arrested by at least eight police officers.

And a guest who was staying at the hotel told RNZ they heard two loud bangs.

The guest was staying for two nights and said he was sitting in the hotel restaurant when he heard the bangs.

Oxford Circus reopening after reports of shooting

Armed police responded to reports of shots being fired.

The Met said it responded as if the incident was terrorist related and urged people on nearby Oxford Street to take cover inside buildings. Police said there were reports of shots fired on Oxford Street and underground at the Oxford Circus tube station.

Shortly after 6pm, the Met response was stood down, a statement said.

British Transport Police said officers were called following reports of gun fire on the westbound Central Line platform.