Police investigate new suspicious package sent to MP at Westminster

2015 General Election- Crime And Policing

Four suspicious packages were reported at the British Parliament in Westminster in Monday and Tuesday.

They were received by Muslim families in East London and the Midlands last week, believed due to the imagery on it to have been sent by the mysterious "Last Soldiers of Christ' group".

Police were called, though they ultimately concluded the packages were not harmful.

A member of Huq's staff has been taken to hospital as a precaution after opening the letter, which the MP told the Guardian was a "sticky substance" and the police had described as "low-level noxious". The MPs in question have said the packages came with aggressive letters attacking their religion.

A mysterious liquid was discovered in Mohammad Yasin's parliamentary office this lunchtime, according to sources. Rushanara Ali, and Rupa Huq have both tweeted to say they received similar packages.

Four Muslim Labour MPs have been sent suspicious packages over the last 48 hours, at least three of which included copies of a "Punish a Muslim" letter that advocated violent acts against Muslims. A fourth package was sent to Manchester Gorton MP Afzal Khan, but was not opened.

The vile posters, which the Met police are also investigating, encourage people to get points for committing increasingly serious offences against Muslims.

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"Specialist officers attended and the package was assessed".

A Parliament spokesman told BI in a statement that police were investigating potential links between the packages.

Emergency services were called to the Norman Shaw Building, which hosts some parliamentary offices, "at 12.58 p.m.to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw Buildings, Victoria Embankment, Westminster", a police statement said.

"London Ambulance Service attended".

Two people have been taken to hospital as a "precaution" after a "suspicious package" was reportedly delivered to an MP's Westminster office.

Her staff said they were "thrown into a panic" by security after the incident, but the Home Secretary was out of the country.

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