DVLA Swansea staff evacuated after suspicious package found
MAIL room staff at the DVLA were evacuated after a suspicious package was found there.
Firefighters and police rushed to the Clase agency and experts were sent in to investigate the contents of the package.
But the package was eventually found to not be a threat.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: “The emergency services were called to the DVLA in Swansea shortly after 10am on Monday following reports of a suspicious package. Investigations have confirmed that the package was harmless.”
A DVLA spokesman said: “We are not issuing any comment on the incident.”
In February 2007, 35-year-old Karen Andrews of Gorseinon, a worker in the DVLA’s mail room, suffered flash burns and other injuries and three colleagues suffered temporary deafness when she opened a letter bomb sent to the centre by an English primary school caretaker who had a grudge against what he called “the surveillance society”.
He was later given an indeterminate jail sentence for sending letter bombs to the DVLA and other locations including DNA testing centres.
Four years later in 2001 another alert was sparked when a substance, later found to have been flour, was delivered to the licensing centre in a letter.