Bookmark and Share
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)


Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

22 October 2008
Barnsley And Yorkshire Building Societies To Merge
Barnsley Building Society is to merge with its larger rival Yorkshire Building Society after facing the prospect of losing millions of pounds from the collapse of the Icelandic banks.
02 October 2006
Police arrest Number 10 intruder
Police have arrested an armed intruder close to Number 10 Downing Street, it has been revealed. The intruder, who was armed with a knife, was arrested at the back of Number 10 on Sunday night.
28 June 2012
Assange Served With Extradition Notice
The Metropolitan Police has served Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with an extradition notice. Mr Assange is staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, while he seeks diplomatic asylum to avoid standing trial for rape and sexual assault in Sweden.
27 June 2012
New Scotland Yard's Iconic Revolving Sign Has Moved
One of the most recognisable symbols of law and order in the world has moved following the completion of building works outside New Scotland Yard. The iconic revolving sign now takes pride of place on the pavement between Broadway and Dacre Street.
31 January 2008
People-Smuggling Gang Smashed
One of the largest people smuggling rings in Britain has been disrupted, according to Scotland Yard. Raids were staged on 12 addresses across London and one in the Midlands targeting the gang which is suspected of bringing potentially hundreds of illegal migrants to the UK.
21 April 2015
Man Injured In Central London Building Collapse
A man is being treated for head and hip injuries following the collapse of a building in central London. The building, on Portugal Street, Holborn, is understood the be undergoing floor-by-floor demolition when part of floors five to two collapsed at about 16:15 on Monday.
22 February 2012
Olympic Security Drills Begin In London
London’s emergency services have today been running a major security drill in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Office workers and passers-by stopped to watch as emergency services descended upon the disused underground station of Aldwych in the first of action of a two-day training exercise entitled Exercise Forward Defensive.
09 May 2014
'Skull Cracker' Charged Over Armed Robbery
Michael Wheatley, also known as the 'Skull Craker', has appeared at East Surrey Magistrates Court today accused of armed robbery, The 55-year-old, who was on the run from an open prison in Kent, was arrested in London following an armed raid on the Chelsea Building Society in Sunbury, Surrey, on Wednesday.
17 January 2008
'Hybrid' Human-Beast Embroy Research Approved
The British fertility regulator has given the go-ahead for the creation of what has been dubbed hybrid human-animal embryos. Experts from King's College London and Newcastle University will now be able to carry out research using the embryos, which they hope will pave the way for new treatments for a range of diseases.
13 November 2014
New Scotland Yard Sold
The headquarters of the Metropolitan Police has been sold, London's deputy mayor for police and crime has confirmed. The proceeds from the sale of New Scotland Yard (NSY) are to be reinvested in frontline policing, Stephen Greenhalgh has said. NSY has been the headquarters of the Met since 1967 but has been sold as part of cost-cutting measures.
06 February 2007
Two hurt in second mail bomb blast
Two men have been injured in a small explosion at an office building in Berkshire. Thames Valley Police confirmed that officers were called to the offices of accountancy firm Vantis in Oaklands Business Centre in Wokingham just after 9am on Tuesday. It is understood that an item of mail exploded.
24 May 2012
Government Announce New School Building Plans
The government has announced a new school building fund, which will give money to 261 schools in England. A total of 587 applied for the cash from the Priority School Building Programme, aimed at rebuilding the most dilapidated schools.
02 March 2012
Poor Numeracy Reaches Record High
The number of adults with poor numeracy skills has reached 17 million in England alone – very nearly half the working-age population. The figure has increased by nearly two million over the last eight years (from 47% to 49%) and is a disturbing indictment of national attitudes to numeracy, according to new charity National Numeracy.
19 September 2011
Workers Stage Protest Over Plans To Cut Pay By 30%
Construction workers, who face up to 30 per cent pay cuts because rogue employers are tearing up long held national agreements, will be demonstrating outside the Newcastle University building site on Wednesday, 21 September.
19 July 2010
Teachers Protest Over School Building Cuts
Hundreds of teachers have protested at Parliament over the decision to axe a £55 million school building programme in England. More than 700 projects have been halted, following Education Secretary Michael Gove's announcement two weeks ago that the Building Schools for the Future programme was being scrapped.