Whitehall sources said searches were going on to locate any other similar packages that might have been sent but had not yet been identified. This increased. A spokesman told The Telegraph : "No suspicious packages have been reported at Gatwick Airport at this time and the airport is operating as normal.
All the packages were A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags and appeared capable of igniting a small fire when opened, the Metropolitan Police said. While security sources said it was too early to speculate who was behind the parcel bombs, dissident Republican terrorism could not be discounted. The viable devices, one of which ignited and burst into flames when it was opened, were received at offices at Heathrow Airport, City Airport and Waterloo railway station on Tuesday.
The crude incendiary bombs, which were sent in jiffy bags, all bore Irish postmarks and appeared to have been sent from addresses in Dublin. The stamps used to send the packages appeared to be those issued by the Irish postal service for Valentine's Day , featuring a heart motif and the words "Love Eire N".
Both senders' addresses were given as Dublin, with the one addressed to Waterloo appearing to add Bus Eireann. T he bus and coach operator said police had not been in touch, with a spokeswoman saying: "Bus Eireann are currently not aware of this and we have no further comment. This planning should have been done many months ago, and preferably on a bigger scale. It should have been continuous and stress-tested, I doubt many truck drivers will be impressed by this.
Local driver Jim Andrews said it was a good idea to use the route from Manston airport but questioned the leadership of Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, on no-deal planning for Kent, which will bear the brunt of traffic disruption.
Staff at the nearby McDonalds said local drivers had steered clear of the area this morning. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Brexit.
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Relatives also reported that Tra My sent text messages pleading for help. Police on Friday addressed the issue of the nationalities of the 39 people discovered inside a truck in Essex.
Police had said it believed the victims were Chinese nationals on Thursday, but Vietnamese authorities in London and Hanoi have since then been alerted by family members to the possibility that Vietnamese nationals were also inside the truck. Police refused to comment further.
Mills added police would give no more information on the nationalities of the victims until formal identification had been completed. A year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and of conspiracy to traffic people in connection to the investigation into the 39 bodies discovered inside a truck in Essex on Wednesday. Mills also said the three suspects who had been arrested previously remained in custody.
The owner of the trailer inside which 39 people were found dead on Wednesday has shared the GPS tracking information with British Police. The bodies were discovered when police was called by emergency services to an industrial park in Essex, in the United Kingdom.
McNamee also said the trailer allowed for real-time monitoring of the temperature, information which is shared with the truck tractor and the driver. McNamee was unaware if that information would had been sent out remotely.
The Vietnamese Embassy in London has been in contact with Essex Police with the view of establishing if there were any Vietnamese nationals on board the truck where 39 people were found dead on Wednesday. According to the embassy, Vietnamese officials heard rumors that there could have been Vietnamese victims inside the truck on Thursday and sent a consular official to Essex on Friday to coordinate with British authorities.