Counter-terror Police is currently investigating explosives that were found at London’s Heathrow Airport, City Airport and Waterloo train station. London’s Metropolitan Police have said that small improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in A4 sized postage bags, and that they believe the findings to be linked.
The London Heathrow device was found in the staff only Compass Centre, which was evacuated and remains closed as the investigation takes place. A second device was discovered at London Waterloo train station, and a third at City Aviation House at London City Airport, which was also evacuated and subsequently reopened.
Both London Heathrow and London City Airports have confirmed that flights have not been affected, and are running as usual. Trains are also running as normal from London Waterloo.
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