Suspicious package at HMS Collingwood in Fareham is false alarm

Suspicious package at naval base is false alarm

Suspicious package at naval base is false alarm

First published in Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

POLICE called to a Hampshire naval base to investigate a suspicious package have confirmed it was a false alarm.

Officers were called out to HMS Collingwood in Fareham and a cordon was set up following the discovery, but on examination they found it was not suspicious.

A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman confirmed the incident, which unfolded at 8.45am this morning, but said it was a false alarm.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: “Officers from Hampshire Constabulary attended HMS Collingwood in Fareham, this morning..

“This was following a report of a suspicious package being delivered.

“A cordon was set up in the area.

“The package has now been examined and it is not deemed suspicious.”

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