Heavy police presence at Tesco in Welwyn Garden City after suspect package found

PUBLISHED: 16:12 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:20 28 October 2016

Police are on the scene at Tesco in Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City

Police are on the scene at Tesco in Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City

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Four police cars, a police van, a scientific services unit and two ambulances are on the scene at the Tesco headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

Police were called to Tesco’s base in Shire Park at 9am this morning.

A police spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports a suspicious package containing a white powder had been received at the offices yesterday afternoon.

“Officers are currently in attendance to liaise with staff and secure the package.

“We can confirm no threat is posed to the public.”

A police cordon is currently in place around the rear entrance to the Tesco building.

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