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British Museum evacuated amid reports of stabbing


8 August 2023 • 11:18


Ambulance ‘ran down the street’

Ms Renee, a journalist who was at the British Museum in London this morning, told The Telegraph there are reports of a stabbing and that she saw paramedics arrive.

She said: “I was on the scene, I heard someone was stabbed and the ambulance was parked inside near the grassy area and then it ran down the street, right next to me, with a policeman behind. A policeman told me that the museum is completely closed until tomorrow.”


‘Great crime scene’

Keira Renee, a journalist for the Financial Times, tweeted: “I was waiting in line to get in… Police told me it’s a big crime scene and the museum will be closed until tomorrow.”


The British Museum has been evacuated.

The British Museum in central London has been evacuated today following reports of a stabbing.

We will bring you live updates as we learn more.

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