This morning, part of a north-west London shopping centre was sectioned off as three armed men on motorbikes attempted to rob the Fraser Hart jewellery shop in Brent Cross.

There was initial speculation that the men were carrying guns but it has since been reported that the men are believed to have been carrying axes or bats.

LBC 97.3 reporter stated:

The four people were armed with axes and bats, but no guns were seen

It is not known if the robbers got away with any goods as much of what they stole was dropped.

The shopping centre is remaining open with a section being cordoned off for police to deal with the situation and shoppers being directed through alternative entrances.