The incident was stood down after the package was found not to be suspicious

Court has re-opened

Court has re-opened

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Barkingside Magistrates' Court in Cranbrook Road, has re-opened following reports of a suspect package.

Police have confirmed the envelope package was found to be non-suspicious.

The package contained a piece of wall paper inside a folded envelope.

Emergency services were called to the court in Barkingside, at 11:10am today following reports of a suspicious package inside the building.

A member of staff in the post-room raised the alarm with the police as the envelope was though to have a suspicious sticker.  

Part of the buildling had been evacuated and a cordon area was set up outside the court.

A specialist bomb disposal team, two fire engines, two fire and rescue cars and a commanding unit attended the scene.

The incident was stood down at 1pm.


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