Bomb disposal robot sent into Canary Wharf to probe ‘suspicious package’ as hundreds evacuate offices

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CANARY Wharf workers had to be evacuated from buildings as a police robot was sent in to investigate a suspicious package.

Officers were alerted to the package at South Quay station, near the East London financial district after buildings this afternoon.

Cops near South Quay station, by the East London financial district, with a robot used to help investigate a suspicious package
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Cops near South Quay station, by the East London financial district, with a robot used to help investigate a suspicious package[/caption]

However a police spokeswoman said they had investigated suspicious package and that the area had been declared safe.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.19pm to reports of a package being found at Harbour Exchange Square in the E14 area of Canary Wharf.

“The one package that was found was deemed non suspicious.

Office workers were evacuated as a precaution, and police later confirmed that the package was not dangerous
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Office workers were evacuated as a precaution, and police later confirmed that the package was not dangerous[/caption]

“Everything was stood down as of 1.48pm.”

Canary Wharf Group said in a statement: “We are aware that the Metropolitan Police are conducting an investigation in the area of South Quay.

Police said in a statement: 'The one package that was found was deemed non suspicious'
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Police said in a statement: ‘The one package that was found was deemed non suspicious’[/caption]

A general view of London's financial hub Canary Wharf in London
A general view of London’s financial hub Canary Wharf in London
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“As a precaution they have asked us to close the South Quay Footbridge.

“There is no impact to the rest of the Canary Wharf Estate.”


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