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Panic as police scramble to 'shots fired' in Oxford Street

Panic as police scramble to 'shots fired' in Oxford Street”

It sparked panic during the Boxing Day sales as people feared there could be an attack unfolding. They responded to reports of shots heard.

Photos from the scene show smashed window to the House of Fraser building, in front of a display for Swarovski Crystals.

The Metropolitan Police said they were called to the bustling high street on one of its busiest days of the year to reports of shots at 4.50pm.

Armed police have responded to an incident on Oxford Street. One woman with non-life threatening injuries as a result of a fall'.

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Passerby Julia Dixon wrote on Twitter: "Craziness in House of Fraser, Oxford Street, never been in a stampede before!"

Faith Orr tweeted: "Just passed the back of Oxford Street House of Fraser - on Henrietta Place". Huge window completely smashed.

People at the scene reported on social media that shoppers were evacuated from the store and police and an ambulance had arrived.

Police remain on the scene. The Mirror reported that the cause of the fight was unknown but some witnesses described a larger group of "teenagers" starting the altercation.

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