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Parliament in partial lockdown over package with “white powder”

The package sent to the House of Lords turned out to be harmless

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A SUSPICIOUS package containing white power which was sent to Lord Nazir Ahmed prompted a lock down of parts of the Houses of Parliament today (July 7). Lord Ahmed’s office in the House of Lords, the car park and the terrace were closed for an hour and a half after he found the powder in a letter containing racist abuse. “They were treating it as a chemical or biological incident,” the peer said, adding: “Thank God it was not dangerous. “I have received racist, abusive, insulting and Islamaphobic letters before, but never with white powder. “This was frightening, as our…

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