SHOPPERS have been evacuated and Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre put on lockdown after police identified a ‘suspect package’. Images and videos from the scene show hordes of shoppers being escorted out of the mall by police.And residents who live nearby have also been asked to leave their homes by police.

Many customers have taken to social media in reaction to the shock evacuation.Tom Parry-Jones said: “Very strange scenes at Ealing Broadway. No one is panicking, just a little confused. Great work by emergency services!”He added: “Police are driving people away from Ealing Broadway station towards Hanwell.

No traffic getting through.”Luca Pirovano said: “Police have cordoned off #EalingBroadway shopping centre and area. Seems big. Chopper is also flying about.”Catrin Manel added: “Ealing Broadway evacuated. Staff, public out. Roads closed.