Parcel bombs delivered to London and Glasgow transport hubs linked to devices sent to British Army in 2014 – ITV News

Parcel bombs delivered to London and Glasgow transport hubs linked to devices sent to British Army in 2014 - ITV News

Terror police appeal to Glasgow postal workers over parcel bombs

Home UK World Politics US Ocean Rescue Science & Tech Business Ents & Arts Offbeat Analysis Opinion Sky Views Videos Weather Watch Live London and Glasgow parcel bombs linked to devices sent to army centres Forensic experts find similarities between the packages, believed to have been posted by “a violent dissident republican group”. Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. Wednesday 29 May 2019 08:06, UK

image/svg+xml Why you can trust Sky News A series of parcel bombs sent to locations in London and Glasgow earlier this year have been connected to devices targeting army offices in 2014.

Anti-terror investigators have said they are now “formally linking” the incendiary devices posted in March and explosives sent to military recruitment centres five years ago.

You may have information that could help us with our investigation and it would also help with our forensic inquiries to be able to eliminate anyone who may have innocently come into contact with any of the five parcels after they were posted.

A main line of inquiry is that the latest packages were sent by “a violent dissident republican group”, according to Scotland Yard.

Scotland Yard has appealed to postal workers who may have come into contact with the devices, which were sent to London Waterloo train station, Heathrow Airport and London City Airport in London, as well as Glasgow University in March this year.

At the time, a group claiming to be the New IRA said it was responsible for the bombs sent to Waterloo railway station and offices at Heathrow and London City airports.

The devices that were sent not only put their intended recipients in danger, but also endangered the lives of all those who handled and processed the parcels both in the Republic of Ireland as well as the UK.

In a fresh appeal for information, detectives said they were particularly keen to hear from any postal workers who may have come into contact with the devices between 1 March and 22 March.

The investigation is being led by the Metropolitan Polices counter terrorism command in conjunction with police in Scotland and Ireland.

As with any investigation, we will be led by the evidence, but at this stage, our principal line of inquiry is that the devices were sent by a violent dissident republican group.

Deputy assistant commissioner Dean Haydon said analysis of the five packages had been carried out by forensic experts and, due to particular similarities between the devices, the investigators were now linking the packages to those sent to army recruitment centres in 2014.

He said: “Our enquiries continue, but clearly a key element of the investigation now is the link between the devices previously sent in 2014, and the five sent earlier this year.

“As with any investigation, we will be led by the evidence, but at this stage, our principal line of enquiry is that the devices were sent by a violent dissident republican group.

“The devices that were sent not only put their intended recipients in danger, but also endangered the lives of all those who handled and processed the parcels both in the Republic of Ireland as well as the UK.

Further analysis of the five packages has been carried out by forensic experts and, due to particular similarities between the devices and the methodology, the investigation teams are now formally linking the packages to those sent to various British Army Recruitment Centres in 2014.

“This was an extremely dangerous and reckless act and I would urge anyone who may have information about those responsible to contact police.”

“You may have information that could help us with our investigation and it would also help with our forensic inquiries to be able to eliminate anyone who may have innocently come into contact with any of the five parcels after they were posted.”

Anyone with information can contact UK police on 0800 789 321, or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“The devices that were sent not only put their intended recipients in danger, but also endangered the lives of all those who handled and processed the parcels both in the Republic of Ireland as well as the UK.

Police investigating parcel bombs sent to London and Glasgow are linking the packages to those sent to British Army Recruitment Centres.

“The investigation to date has recovered forensic evidence, and An Garda Siochana and our partner agencies are keen to eliminate any person who may have innocently come in to contact with the parcels.”

Detectives want to hear from postal workers who may have come into contact with the devices, sent via post to major transport hubs in the capital as well as to Glasgow University between March 1 and March 22, Scotland Yard said.

A joint police investigation into the packages involves the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command, Police Scotland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Garda in Ireland.

On March 5, three packages containing small incendiary devices were delivered to transport hubs in London.

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