05/02/2007

Woman injured in 'mail bomb' blast

A woman has been slightly injured in an explosion at a building in central London.

The woman was injured by what is believed have been a letter bomb which was found in the Capita building in Victoria Street.

She was taken to hospital, suffering from minor injuries.

The incident happened around 9:40am on Monday morning.

The Capita building was evacuated and bomb disposal experts were called to the scene. Scotland Yard's anti-terrorism unit are investigating the incident.

Employees returned to work later on Monday and a cordon in Victoria Street has now been lifted.

The building is just 200 yards from Scotland Yard's headquarters.

Capita is responsible for managing a number of services for the government, including the congestion charge in London and collecting revenue from TV licensing.

(KMcA)


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