A Caffè Nero was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found there, the second bomb scare in London in 24 hours.
A suspicious package, believed to be a suitcase, was blown up in a controlled explosion in the cafe in Hatton Walk, Enfield, and the high street was reportedly cordoned off while police investigated.
It follows police officers carrying out a controlled explosion on an abandoned car outside Baker Street tube station on Thursday night.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed a "commercial premises" was evacuated and a controlled explosion carried out. The package was later found to be safe.
bomb scare in Enfield town pls behave😂😭 pic.twitter.com/BtkpDZRdPx— macie (@MacieharwoodX) November 20, 2015
Bomb scare in Enfield town, whole high street locked off😬 pic.twitter.com/S0eOCHw7uG— Jake Paris (@jakeparis1) November 20, 2015
A Caffè Nero spokeswoman told HuffPost UK: “Caffè Nero Enfield was evacuated this morning as a precautionary measure.
"The safety of our teams and customers are our priority and the team in Enfield acted swiftly in ensuring the correct measures were taken.”
But there was reason to believe locals were not taking it seriously.
Bomb threat in Enfield town...I just want my Greggs meal deal ffs🙃🚶🏻— Alf (@AlfiejJames) November 20, 2015
Loving the amount of people inconvenienced by the #Enfield bomb scare. Lot's of 'as if I have time for this'— Tom Kingham (@tomkingham) November 20, 2015
As if they've evacuated enfield town because of a bomb scare. I don't even have time for this 😒— Mikhayla (@Mikhayla_x) November 20, 2015
The suspicious package was a suitcase and the cafe re-opened at around 11am , local paper the Enfield Independent reported.
Market manager Terrence Marritt told the paper: “Most of the traders here were laughing and joking about it.
"They all knew it was probably nothing. It is a little strange when you’re not expecting something like this, but really we are not too affected by it."