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British Transport Police response to suspicious items – London

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Earlier today, specialist teams from British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Waterloo station after reports a suspicious item was found in the post room, the call was made at 11.20am. 

Rail staff colleagues followed tested procedures when responding to this item and it is important to stress no passengers were put in harm’s way. 

Specialist units from BTP were quickly on scene and were supported by colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service.  A cordon remains in place on Cab Road, outside Waterloo station.

The Met are now leading the investigation into this incident and have confirmed that it is linked to two other incidents, one at London City Airport and one at The Compass Centre, Nelson Road Hounslow. BTP are actively supporting the Met in this investigation. 

ACC Sean O’Callaghan from British Transport Police, said: “Understandably the discovery of these items may cause concern, however I would like to offer some reassurance to those passengers intending to travel this evening. 

“We will have a number of specially trained officers on duty to keep commuters safe and reassured. Officers will be highly visible on station concourses, on board trains as well as the London Underground network. If you have any concerns, please speak with us or indeed a member or rail staff.  

“Passengers are of course the eyes and ears of the network and we want to hear from you if you see something that doesn’t look right. You can report something by discreetly sending us a text to 61016, or by calling 0800 40 50 40." 
Waterloo station remains open and rail services continue to operate as normal. 

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