Staff evacuated from government building after 'suspicious item' delivered in the post - Friday, August 19, 2016

A government building has been evacuated after a suspect package was delivered in the post.

Police were called to the Intellectual Property Office in Newport at 8.14am on Friday morning after a "suspicious item" was received by staff.

The building has now been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Officers from Gwent Police and specialist Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal unit are currently at the scene to assess the package.

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Police investigate suspect packages after 42% rise in hate incident complaints - Monday, August 15, 2016

Police recorded a 42% rise in complaints of hate incidents – more than 3,000 – in the weeks before and after the EU Referendum, they revealed on Friday, while counter-terrorism officers investigated a series of packages containing white powder and racist messages sent to Muslim peer Lord Ahmed and others.

A number of packages discovered since Tuesday were being linked to a suspected hate campaign targeting mosques and some non-Muslim targets including the Bank of England, the Guardian has learned.

The white powder in the packages was harmless but may be meant to terrify those receiving it into believing it is a lethal biochemical weapon such as anthrax. Detectives are keeping an open mind as to what if any ideological motive is behind the packages. But the fact counter-terrorism officers are leading the investigation is a sign a hate motive is suspected.

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White powder sent to Muslim centres in London - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Counter-terrorism officers are investigating five incidents in which white powder was sent to Muslim centres, mosques and government buildings in London.

A mosque in Leyton, a Muslim centre in Finsbury Park and another in Tottenham all received packages on Thursday.

Muslim peer Lord Ahmed was also sent hate mail along with white powder.

A government mail screening service at Newham also received white powder in a package.

Three of the packages were found to be "not noxious or suspicious", Scotland Yard said.

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Parliament placed on lockdown after 'white powder and racist letter sent to Muslim peer' - Thursday, July 07, 2016

Police sealed off parts of the Houses of Parliament today, to investigate a suspicious package sent to a Labour Peer.

Lord Ahmed reportedly found 'white powder' in an envelope addressed to him, along with a racist letter.

As a precaution, police locked the door of the House of Lords terrace, at the rear of the building overlooking the Thames, but there was no evacuation of the building.

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Presentation to London's Security and Policing Professionals - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Todd Research were invited to speak to the cream of London’s security and policing professionals at a prestigious, invite only, security forum held at the premises of Ashurst LLP.

We talked about the latest x-ray technology for the effective scanning  against mail devices and front of house bag screening.  We also shared best practice and the use of the latest equipment available in the defense against a marauding gun attacks and how this equipment can be utilised in your threat mitigation strategy.

The presentation discussed in detail our range of equipment (from x-ray scanners for effective screening, to the TR360 for the detection of weapons) and how they can be effectively used in the city to provide a safe working environment.

Bluewater Shopping Centre evacuated in security alert - Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Part of Britain's largest shopping centre was evacuated on Saturday evening after a suspicious package was discovered.

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University of Kent: Suspicious device found on campus - Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The University of Kent was evacuated this morning after a suspicious device was discovered.

Police arrived on campus at around 10.45am and students were forced to leave a number of buildings, but it has since been confirmed as a false alarm.

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Suspicious package destroyed outside RAF base - Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “At 10.22 this morning (Tuesday), a suspect package was discovered just outside the perimeter fence at RAF Waddington by a member of the RAF. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team has been called to investigate the package further. The package has now been destroyed and was not thought to be suspicious.

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Evacuations in London over two suspect packages - Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Two incidents of bomb scares led to evacuations across different parts of London today though they later turned out to be hoaxes.

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Santander HQ evacuated after white powder sent to executives - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Santander evacuated the main building at its Madrid headquarters after envelopes containing white powder were sent to senior executives.

Santander, Europe's biggest bank by market value, said it had called in Spain's Guardia Civil police and its specialist unit dealing with chemical threats as a precaution, and was sending off the envelopes to be analysed.

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17 Mail Bombs Kill 7 in China's Guangxi Province - Monday, October 05, 2015

A series of explosions ripped through China’s Liucheng county in Guangxi province on Wednesday.   According to local officials, 17 mail bombs, disguised as packages, exploded between 3 and 5 pm, killing seven and injuring 51 as of the latest count. Two people remained unaccounted for.

The bombs targeted a number of public facilities, including a shopping center, a jail, a government building, a supermarket, and a hospital. The bombs were believed to have been delivered via express mail.

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Explosion at army barracks was incendiary device - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A package in the back of a Royal Mail van driven into Palace Barracks in Holywood contained a fire bomb-style device.

The postal van exploded in flames in a car park of the British army complex - which is also home to MI5 - shortly after 10.30am yesterday, spreading to two cars and three garages.

It is understood the driver had left the van to deliver mail to the reception area of the building when his vehicle burst into fire.

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Charing Cross security alert: Suspicious package forces evacuation at London rail station - Monday, January 26, 2015

Charing Cross station in London has reopened after a security alert was triggered by a suspicious package.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to the station, in the City of Westminster, at 9.39am to reports of the package.

Passengers were evacuated from the station, which is the capital's fifth busiest, and eye witnesses reported streams of police entering the building. 

The alert was stood down shortly before 10am when the package was found to be an item of lost property. 

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British Army bomb experts make safe a viable device sent to PSNI - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

British Army bomb experts have made safe a viable device sent to the headquarters of Northern Ireland’s police service.

The alert was raised after a suspicious package in a brown padded bag with a white address label was received through the post.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Superintendent Sam Donaldson said someone could have been seriously hurt.

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Suspicious package sparks Navy false alarm - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A suspicious package sent to a Royal Navy base near Portsmouth sparked a false alarm.

A bomb disposal unit arrived at the base in Fareham, Hampshire, to deal with what sources described as a suspicious package.

The incident was later declared a false alarm.

It followed an emergency meeting of the government's Cobra committee on Thursday after a string of crude but potentially explosive devices were mailed to seven armed forces recruitment offices in southeast England.

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Army careers offices bomb threats - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Suspected explosive devices sent to armed forces recruitment offices bear "hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism", a Number 10 spokeswoman has said.

One of the suspicious packages was stamped with an RoI (Republic of Ireland) postmark but no specific group has claimed responsibility for the attack, sources told the Press Association.

Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergencies committee to discuss the suspicious parcels, which sources said were "crude" in design but "could have caused injury to others".

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Letter bomb sent to second NI police officer - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A second letter bomb addressed to a serving senior police officer has been discovered at a mail sorting office in Northern Ireland.

The package was found at a Royal Mail depot in Lisburn, County Antrim.

It comes hours after a device in a package addressed to the PSNI chief constable was intercepted at a sorting office in north Belfast.

Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr said it was thought that dissident republicans were behind both incidents.

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