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Gorilla on the run at London Zoo

Press AssociationPress Association 13/10/2016 Dominic Harris

London Zoo was put on lock-down after a gorilla escaped from its enclosure.

Armed police were called to the central London attraction and visitors were evacuated as keepers desperately searched for the loose animal on Thursday.

Others were locked inside buildings at the zoo, one of London's top tourist spots, which is in the grounds of Regent's Park.

Scotland Yard said the incident was "concluded" at around 6.45pm (4.45am AEDT) amid reports the gorilla had been shot with a tranquilliser dart and recaptured.

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