POLICE are yet to identify the contents of a suspicious package which sparked panic in Southampton city centre.

Officers are still conducting tests on the contents of the package, found in the mail room of the Carnival UK building, in Harbour Parade.

Police were unable to say how long tests would take to complete, but say the contents were deemed safe at the scene.

Details about the size or appearance of the package have yet to be released, while police say the circumstances of its delivery remain under investigation.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “There’s nothing further we are able to confirm at this stage while these enquiries remain ongoing.”

It comes after police cars, fire engines, ambulances and incident response units were called to Carnival UK building on April 11.

Harbour Parade was cordoned off as was the Carnival UK car park and the entrance to the Westquay multi-storey.

Carnival UK has not responded to a request for comment.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “Our hazardous materials team worked with police to identify the contents of the package.”

A spokesperson from South Central Ambulance Service said: “Our SCAS resources worked on scene with partner agencies in response to the situation.”

A spokesperson for Westquay said: “The safety and security of our shoppers and staff is paramount and we worked closely with the police to reopen the car park as soon as possible.”