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A suspicious package has been reported at the sorting office in Hanwell.

Emergency services including the ambulance and police are at the scene of the incident in Edinburgh Road.

Three people are being treated at the scene as a precaution, police said.

Road closures are in place while the incident is being dealt with.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 7.41am on Thursday March 15 to reports of a suspicious package at Hanwell Sorting Office, in Edinburgh Road.

"Specialist officers attended and the package is being assessed.

"London Ambulance Service attended and three people are being treated at the scene as a precaution.

"Road closures are in place while emergency services deal."

Enquiries continue.

The suspicious package was discovered in Hanwell sorting office

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Contents "non-noxious"

Police confirm the contents of the package have been found to be “non-noxious.”

The incident has been stood down.

No patients taken to hospital

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

We were called at 7:56am today to Edinburgh Road, W7, to reports of an incident.


We sent an incident response officer and an ambulance crew. We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART).


We assessed several people at the scene but have not taken any to hospital.”

Photos from the scene

Some more images from the scene of the incident in Hanwell.

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Emegency services at the scene of a suspicious package at Hanwell sorting officeEmegency services at the scene of a suspicious package at Hanwell sorting office

Thanks to Elizabeth Jenner for the images.

Non suspicious say Ealing Police

Ealing Police said the suspicious package incident at Hanwell Sorting Office “has now been deemed non suspicious.”

Eyewitness account

Elizabeth Jenner said:

I had just done school run and ran up there with my camera.


Traffic was heavily congested on the way and a police car was blocking the road when I got there.


Several ambulances and response units were parked up.


Cambridge road was taped across with two policeman standing guard.


At the end of Cambridge rd was a large police van. There were extra police around as well. The situation looked extremely well dealt with and all under control.”

Police statement

A Metropolitan Police statement:

Police were called at 7.41am on Thursday March 15 to reports of a suspicious package at Hanwell Sorting Office, in Edinburgh Road.


Specialist officers attended and the package is being assessed.


London Ambulance Service attended and three people are being treated at the scene as a precaution.


Road closures are in place while emergency services deal.”