Improvised Explosive Devices Sent via Mail
Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or via the confidential hotline: 0800 789 321.
Please monitor the MPS Twitter feed @metpoliceuk and news channels for more information.
Advice to assist you to identify suspect packages are contained in the links below:
- Action Upon Discovery of any Suspicious Delivered Item - A summary of actions that can be taken by anyone should a suspicious article be identified.
- Possible Indicators that a Delivered Item Might be of Concern - A list of bullet points providing advice in relation to identifying different types of threats that can be received through the mail.
- Mail Screening Matters Toolkit - The “Mail Screening Matters Campaign” toolkit contains material to promote awareness and good practice within businesses and organisations in relation to mail screening including a summary of the indicators and appropriate action to take.
- BSi PAS97:2015 Mail Screening and Security Guide - A tool to help take security managers through the necessary steps to achieve effective and appropriate mail screening measures for their business or organisation.