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Home secretary says 'test ongoing' after package found

Home Secretary Theresa May has said a suspicious package found on a Chicago-bound plane at East Midlands Airport contained explosives.

In a statement she said tests were ongoing, but it was "not yet clear that it was a viable explosive device".

The home secretary said the government's emergency planning committee, Cobra, met on Friday to discuss the situation and would meet again on Saturday.

  • 30 Oct 2010
  • From the section UK