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Beds Fire Service HQ evacuated amid suspicious parcel scare

A fire service headquarters in Bedfordshire has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package.

The parcel at Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service HQ in Kempston was found at about 1020 BST after a routine Royal Mail delivery.

The bomb squad has been informed and is expected to arrive shortly.

As a precaution staff and local residents have been evacuated from the area.

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