Suspicious package delivered to police station in Cambridgeshire left staff ‘feeling unwell’ as office and street forced to close
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Police station staff were left ‘feeling unwell’ after a suspicious package, containing powder, was delivered to the front office.
Employees at Thorpe Wood station in Peterborough reported feeling ill after handling what was later revealed to be Class A drugs.
The station was forced to close and the road outside was shut after emergency services were called out on Tuesday (November 12) at around 5.20pm.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "Emergency services were called at 5.21pm on November 12 to deal with a suspicious package.
"Staff who had handled the contents of the package, a powder, reported feeling unwell."
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An incident response unit from the East of England Ambulance Service was photographed outside the station shortly after 5.30pm.
"The enquiry office and road outside the station were closed as a precaution. After further investigation the substance was found to be cocaine.
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"Staff were checked over by paramedics and are fine and well. Police are investigating the origin of the parcel."