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Suspicious package reported in London near the Gherkin, British police cordon off area

Police received report of the suspicious package at 8.56 am local time. The Gherkin’s address is 30 St Mary Axe.

world Updated: Mar 23, 2018 16:21 IST
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Police have put cordons around St Mary Axe in London.(AFP File Photo)

British police said they were investigating reports of a suspicious package in the city of London on Friday and had put cordons in place near the building known as the Gherkin.

“We’ve put cordons around St Mary Axe due to a report of a suspicious package (a box) in Bury St received at 8.56am (0856 GMT)” City of London police said in a tweet. The Gherkin’s address is 30 St Mary Axe.

“We’d ask people to avoid the area while we deal with the incident, and for people in nearby buildings to follow their internal procedures.”

First Published: Mar 23, 2018 16:20 IST