Police probe suspicious substance at immigration minister Caroline Nokes' office
A suspicious substance has been discovered at the office of the immigration minister Caroline Nokes.
Police have cordoned off the building in her constituency after discovering the substance at lunch time.
Officers were called to the Conservative Club in Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire, following reports of a suspicious substance.
Police are currently at the scene with colleagues from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service to deal with this incident.
A spokesman for Hampshire Police said of todayâs incident: "We ha ve been called to Market Place, Romsey, following the discovery of a suspicious substance.
"Officers are currently at the scene with colleagues from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service to deal with this incident.
"An address has been evacuated as a precaution."
Romsey Town Council tweeted: âDue to an ongoing incident in the Market Place #Romsey involving all blue light services there are roads obstructed by emergency service vehicles please avoid area for the time being.â
The discovery of the package comes in the midst of the Windrush scandal.
Ms Nokes had come under fire in recent days over the mistreatment of âWindrush generationâ immigrants many of which have been threatened with deportation.
Writing for the Voice, Ms Nokes said: âThe overwhelming majority of the Windrush generation already have the documents they need, but some â" through no fault of their own â" have not...
"Having not previously needed documentation they have now found themselves without any way of proving their status today.
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