Oxford Street’s Marks and Spencer store has reportedly been evacuated as police respond to reports of a man with a knife.

Images from the scene show emergency vehicles outside the store, believed to be M&S with police saying shoppers were asked to leave the store on Thursday afternoon.

Met Police issue statement over M&S ‘evacuation’

Metropolitan Police issued an update on the incident via official social media channels.

The Met said: "We are aware of reports of an incident at a shop in Oxford Street, W1.

"Police were called following reports of a man with a knife. Officers are in attendance.

"The shop has been evacuated as a precaution. No suspect or victim found at this time. Enquiries ongoing."

Social media users shared images from the scene with one warning: “M&S Oxford Street has been evacuated. Armed police in attendance.”

Another warned: “Oxford Street shoppers – Be VIGILANT.”

The incident remains ongoing with police on the scene.