Update: Police deem incident ‘non-suspicious’ after sealing off Surrey Quays shopping centre car park

Josh Salisbury (12 September, 2018)

It happened outside of the Tesco's yesterday morning

25120Police sealed off the car park shortly after finding a 'suspicious package' Image: Ralph Dowse

Police sealed off Surrey Quays shopping centre car park yesterday morning – because of a ‘suspicious package.’

Officers rushed to the car park, outside of the Tesco Extra store, after the package was reported by concerned members of the public at around 11:18am.

The London Ambulance Service and the Fire Brigade also attended the scene.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to reports of a suspicious package at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre car park at approximately 11:18hrs on Wednesday, 12 September.

“Officers, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade attended.

“The package is in the process of being assessed.

“Enquiries continue.”

Update (September 13th): A Met Police spokesperson confirmed that the incident was stood down at 13:06 after assessing the package.

They said: “At 13:06hrs the incident was deemed non-suspicious and the incident was stood down.”


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