Caroline Nokes MP's office 'suspicious substance' alert stood down

From BBC - April 17, 2018

The constituency office of immigration minister Caroline Nokes has been reopened after tests showed a substance found in an envelope was harmless.

Police sealed off Romsey Conservative Club in Hampshire at about 11:20 BST, while emergency workers in white protective suits spoke to those inside.

The cordon was lifted at about 14:40 after police said there was no risk to the public.

Ms Nokes confirmed a staff member discovered the suspicious substance.

The Romsey and Southampton North MP was not in the building at the time.

In a statement, police said: "A cordon was put in place as a precaution while tests were carried out to establish what the substance was.


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