‘Suspicious package’ found at Houses of Parliament

The Metropolitan Police are investigating after a suspicious package was found at the Houses of Parliament.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 16:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 16:22 pm
Houses of Parliament, London. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

The item was found near the House of Lords and specialist officers are currently assessing it. There are not though to be any injuries.

A few hours earlier, a controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious package found at the University of Glasgow.

Houses of Parliament, London. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said the package, which was not opened, had been received at the university earlier on Wednesday.

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No university staff or students were injured but several buildings had to be evacuated as a precaution, he said.

Yesterday, three more suspicious packages were found at Waterloo station, Heathrow airport and London City airport.