Counter-terror police investigating 'explosive devices' in London

The Met’s counter-terror police are launching an investigation after a number of suspicious packages were found around London.

The three packages, A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags, have been assessed by specialist officers to be small improvised explosive devices.

Though the investigation is in its early stages the devices are assessed of potentially being capable of igniting a fire when opened.

They were discovered today at The Compass Centre in Hounslow near Heathrow Airport, London Waterloo Station and City Aviation House in Newham, near City Airport.

No arrests have yet been made. The Met Police are urging those using transport hubs across London to be vigilant and report suspicious packages to police.

The Met have said: “We’re treating the incidents as a linked series & keeping an open mind regarding motives.

“Flights at Heathrow & City Airport have not been effected. Train services at Waterloo Station continue to operate. As a precaution, some DLR services were suspended but now fully operational.”