Tower Bridge venue spaces closed by incident

Several injuries after reported lift failure

The Tower Bridge Exhibition and event spaces have been closed to the public following an incident there today.

Several people were injured after the lift in Tower Bridge's north tower reportedly plummeted the last ten feet to the ground.

At least six people were taken to hospital with injuries including leg and ankle fractures, and the London Ambulance Service says that less injured passengers were treated on the scene and have now been released.

Four of the famous tourist attraction's spaces are available for hire for events, and, most famously, the high-level walkways were used as the setting for the final of the 2006 series of The Apprentice.

As the venue is closed, nobody was available to comment about whether any events this evening have had to be cancelled.

The City of London Corporation said it has begun an investigation into the incident and the health and Safety Executive are on site.

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