Suspect packages found at several British army offices

Bomb disposal units were sent to Brighton, Oxford and Slough to assess the packages and roads near to the offices were sealed off, the South East Counter Terrorism Unit said in a statement.

Suspect packages found at several British army offices

World Bulletin / News Desk

Counter-terrorism police said suspicious packages had been found at three army recruitment centres across southern England on Thursday, the latest in a series of such incidents at military careers offices in Britain.

Bomb disposal units were sent to Brighton, Oxford and Slough to assess the packages and roads near to the offices were sealed off, the South East Counter Terrorism Unit said in a statement.

It comes after similar packages were found this week at Army Careers offices in Aldershot, Reading and Chatham.

The BBC reported that officers on the scene had confirmed the package in Reading had been a small but viable explosive device which had been received in the post.

"Because suspicious packages were found at various locations, notes were sent out to all the Army Careers offices as well as the Post Office asking staff to be extra vigilant and look out for any suspect packages," said Detective Superintendent Stan Gilmour.

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