London mayor put the city on alert for a TikTok video

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, England, has issued an urgent warning to residents and visitors to the British capital, asking them to avoid the Oxford Street shopping area on Wednesday due to the possible occurrence of robberies prompted by a video broadcast on the TikTok platform.

The Labor party mayor has dismissed this call for robbery as completely irresponsible. Although the exact source of this video is still unknown, its existence has prompted local authorities to increase police presence in that area of ​​the city.

The London Metropolitan Police, also known as Scotland Yard, has announced that it will deploy a greater number of officers to the area. In addition, a dispersal order.

has been issued which will be in effect until 10:00 local time on Thursday. This order authorizes law enforcement to ask people not to remain in the area.

The Met has made it clear that those who do not comply with this police order could be arrested in accordance with current laws.

In a statement to local media, Mayor Sadiq Khan expressed concern about the spread of this incitement via TikTok, urging those who have seen the video to avoid Oxford Street. Khan warned the community not to fall into the trap of congregating in a potentially dangerous area in terms of crime.

For its part, the Metropolitan Police issued a message via Twitter, in which they reported being aware of online conjecture about opportunities to commit crime on Oxford Street.

They assured that there will be a significant increase in agents in the area during the next 24 hours and warned that any individual who commits a crime must be prepared to face the legal consequences firmly.