The following message is sent on behalf of the National Coordinator Protect and Prepare.

Police are investigating three small improvised explosive devices which have been sent in the mail, addressed to transport hubs (BBC News Article)

A small fire was started when one of these packages was opened and the other devices appear to be designed to operate in the same way.

The packages are described as having a white outer plastic postal bag with a handwritten address. They are addressed to the transport hub and have two postal stamps with a heart motif. Inside the postal bag is a brown A5 Jiffy bag that contains the device.

The policing response to the incident is still ongoing and a further update will be provided, if appropriate, as more information becomes available.

Police are working closely with transport networks and companies in relation to this threat.

Images of the packaging that the devices were contained in are shown below:

Advice to assist you to identify suspect packages

  • Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or via the confidential hotline: 0800 789 321.
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