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Suspicious package containing white powder at Newtownabbey postal sorting office 'non-hazardous'

A suspicious package containing white powder discovered at Royal Mail's sorting office in Newtownabbey was found to be non-hazardous 
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Police have confirmed a suspicious package containing white powder found at Royal Mail's main postal sorting office in Co Antrim is non-hazardous.

Emergency services were called to Enterprise Way in Newtownabbey this morning after the package was discovered.

A PSNI spokesperson said: The powder was checked by Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and found to be a non-hazardous substance"

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: "Royal Mail can confirm that white powder was found in an item at the National Returns Centre at Northern Ireland Mail Centre in Mallusk this morning.

"The safety of our people is of the utmost priority and in line with our policy and procedures, the emergency services attended and the area where the powder was found was cordoned off.

"We are assisting the emergency services with their investigation. There is no impact on the operation of the mail centre and the processing of mail."

A suspicious package containing white powder discovered at Royal Mail's sorting office in Newtownabbey was found to be non-hazardous 

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