Cobham Services on the M25 has been evacuated
Cobham Services on the M25 in Surrey was put in lockdown amid heightened fears across the country following Saturday's London Bridge terror attack, the third in three months.
Lorry driver Matt Fitch, who pulled into the station just moments before the evacuation, told Daily Star Online a hotel at the station has received a "call warning".
He said: "I pulled in 15 minutes ago to stop for the night and was greeted with a fire engine out the front of main building and police everywhere.
"Asked the security guy who was stopping cars entering what was happening and told me it's a scare!
"After talking to some other people now, they were all evacuated from the main building rather sharpish."
Police carried out a two-hour search of the popular service area but found nothing and allowed staff to re-open.
Police allowed Cobham Services to re-open after a two-hour search
Curtis Ledsom, another driver at the scene, said people were "panicking" and began to rush out of the building.
He said: "I ordered my food and while I was waiting an alarm sounded no one really played much attention to it as it only lasted a few seconds.
"About five minutes after that the alarm sounded again and a woman ran into the services shouting 'everyone get out now'.
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"At this point, people are panicking and starting to rush out of the building, I went back to my van and waited for about 10 minutes to see what was going on but was then told to leave by the police."