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A primary school and sports centre have been evacuated after a ‘bomb threat’ this afternoon.

The Met Police said: “Police were called to a school in Clissold Road, Stoke Newington at 15:16hrs on Tuesday, 14 September following a report of a bomb threat.

“Officers attended. The school, nearby properties and a leisure centre have been evacuated as a precaution.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

One witness at the scene told MyLondon that multiple police cars and sniffer dogs were present at the scene.

They added that Clissold Road was taped off at Church Street.

According to the witness, the situation seems "calm".

Another witness wrote on Twitter: "We've just come from there and wondered where all the fire engines were going.

"Second time this has happened!"

Stoke Newington School is a secondary school and sixth form college with over 1,300 students enrolled.

Last December, staff and pupils at Stoke Newington School in Clissold Road were evacuated due to a bomb scare.

The Met Police quickly cordoned off the area, but Hackney Police later confirmed the school had been searched and nothing suspicious was found.

Footage from the scene showed dozens of people leaving the premises as a police van and car parked outside.

All students were told to leave the school following the threat and have now been sent home for the day, the local council previously said.

A spokesman for Hackney Council previously said: "Stoke Newington School is closing early today following an incident.

"Staff and students have been evacuated, and the police are completing checks of the building.

"Clissold Road and Clissold Leisure Centre are also closed. Please avoid the area while the closure is in place."

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