Suspect packages containing white powder sent to Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt prompt security sweep
THERESA MAY was at the centre of a security scare yesterday after Parliamentary authorities found suspect packages containing white powder sent to the PM and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
All post to MPs was suspended for the day as specialist police swept the House of Commons off-site screening centre in Acton, west London.
The suspect packages – addressed to the Commons offices of Mrs May and Mr Hunt – were found as part of the routine screening of mail yesterday morning.
Commons authorities confirmed that “potentially suspicious items” were identified and a full investigation was carried out.
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But they said it turned out to be a false alarm and deliveries will resume as normal today.
A source said the powder was “nothing to worry about”.
All mail deliveries for Parliament are first screened at the site in west London before being sent on to Westminster.