Updated Urgent Security Newsflash Issued Following The Discovery of Three Suspect Packages & Viable Improvised Explosive Devices at London Transport Hubs – And a Further Item at Glasgow University:
Further to LTB 139/19, please find attached a copy of an updated, Urgent Brief (CPC 005) which was sent to all Operational Offices (Mail Centres, Hubs and Delivery Offices) by Royal Mail Central Postal Control (CPC) last night.
This slightly updates the original brief (CPC 004) sent out which management in all Offices would have received following the 5 March IED incidents at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo Railway Station.
Police in Scotland have confirmed that a further suspect packet incident which they managed at Glasgow University yesterday on 6 March is linked to the three London incidents on 5th March so the CPC amended ‘Action Flash’ was sent out with some minor changes having been made to the message (see attached) to include reference to the Glasgow University package.
The Glasgow packaging, markings and the type of device recovered are very similar to the three discovered on the 5th March.
The key messages and descriptions, photographs and details remain valid and all CWU Reps are asked as a priority to cascade this information to our members to remain vigilant and to look out for similar suspicious packages if any similar parcels are discovered – report them immediately.
A fifth suspect IED Package was reported at Essex University yesterday and was investigated by Essex Police who later confirmed it to be a false alarm.
Thanks for your attention and support.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer