Urgent warning to avoid Oxford Street TODAY amid reports of ‘mass looting stunt’ planned on TikTok | The Sun

SHOPPERS have been warned to avoid Oxford Street today – amid reports of a "mass looting stunt" planned on TikTok.

The Met Police said it will flood the central London road with cops to stop yobs raiding shops.

Viral clips on TikTok have promoted a "mass shoplifting" spree this afternoon.

But a dispersal order from 11am yesterday to 10am on Thursday has given police officers the power to kick people out of Oxford Street.

Shoppers who fail to comply with the order could be arrested.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "I am concerned about this absurdity that we've witnessed on TikTok, which is enticing people to visit Oxford Street.

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"The police understand the reasons why some individuals might be enticed to visit that part of London due to TikTok.

"I would advise anyone who has come across it to refrain from going to Oxford Street.

"Do not let yourself be drawn into an area that could be a high-crime zone.

"It won't become one because the police work diligently alongside the local community and retailers in that vicinity of London."

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The Met Police said: "We are aware of online speculation regarding potential criminal activities around Oxford Street.

"There will be a substantial presence of our officers in the vicinity during the next 24 hours.

"Individuals engaging in criminal activities should expect robust action."

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