The cordon was later lifted after the item was deemed "non-suspicious".

Islington Police tweeted: "Police cordons were in place due to an unattended bag on a bus in Goswell Road #Islington reported at around 2.30pm.

"This security alert has now been cleared and is non-suspicious."

The news comes as London has been on high alert following last week's London Bridge terror attack, which saw two people killed before police shot the knifeman dead.

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