Gorilla escapes from enclosure at London Zoo as armed staff search for animal
A GORILLA has escaped from London Zoo with staff armed with guns searching for the animal.
ZSL London Zoo said it is "managing an incident".
Footage posted on social media from the zoo shows armed police walking through the zoo's grounds.
Scotland Yard said: "Police were called by security at Regent's Park at 5.17pm to reports of an ongoing incident.
"Officers are there to support ZSL staff."
Visitors to the zoo at Regent's Park in central London say they were told to get indoors quickly.
One Twitter user posted a tweet of what he said was the gorilla which... read more
- 19:01 Paris rolls out colour-code stickers for cars to curb pollution
- 19:01 Little Mix Eirias Stadium tickets sold out
- 19:00 Freezing fog to hit Chester area tonight
- 19:00 Villagers in Stretton could be drinking in a new micro-pub with an...
- 18:59 Drumroll please! The title for Star Wars: Episode 8 has been revealed
- 18:58 Brothers jailed for trafficking workers from Poland to...
- 18:57 Model Hanne Gaby Odiele has revealed she’s intersex, but what does...
- 18:56 Tottenham's new 61,000-seater stadium has been engineered to make...
- 18:55 U.S. STOCKS TRIM LOSSES SLIGHTLY; S&P 500 DOWN 0.3 PCT, DOW DOWN...
- 18:55 Balkan push for new coal-fired plants raises environmental concerns
- 18:55 Video verdict: Wasps stumble into quarter-finals, Coventry and...
- 18:55 Ilkeston pupils hit the high notes for charity
- 18:54 Brainy beauty aims to break pageanting stereotype
- 18:54 VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: Picasso Linocuts exhibition opens in Yorkshire...
- 18:54 City Varieties date for folk-rock star Martha Wainwright
- 18:53 Take a look at the proposed flyover plans for A19 at Testo's junction
- 18:53 Brothers jailed for people trafficking and fraud
- 18:52 England coach Trevor Bayliss opens door to Stuart Broad and Steven...
- 18:51 Moseley RFC's Kevin Maggs decision throws up some difficult questions
- 18:51 Hook Norton Primary School grows to meet demands
- 18:50 'We're not TV stars' - Lincoln City won't be distracted by media...
- 18:49 Road in Northampton blocked following collision between two lorries
- 18:47 Rugby MP backs Coventry’s culture campaign
- 18:47 Man has part of ear bitten off in attack in Lancaster
- 18:47 Chinese New Year supermarket deals in North Wales this week...
- 18:47 When is Chinese New Year 2017? And what do the stars say if you're...
- 18:45 Theatr Clwyd in Mold to host concert by Fidelio Trio
- 18:45 Rogue builders who celebrated fleecing vulnerable old folk out of...
- 18:44 Channel 4 Dispatches suggests clothes factories paying less than...
- 18:43 Germany's AfD plans to discipline state leader after disputed...