Leicester

Two East Midlands Airport alerts over suspect item

Parts of East Midlands Airport have been sealed off twice following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Emergency services were called to the Donington site at about 0330 BST and evacuated a distribution centre.

The area was reopened just before 1000 BST but a cordon was re-imposed just before 1400 BST so the package could be re-examined "as a precaution".

Airport authorities said public areas had continued to operate throughout the incident.

A police spokesman said: "The package is being re-examined as a precaution and as such the cordons that were originally put in place have been reinstated as a precaution.

"This has meant that a freight distribution building and a number of offices have been closed together with internal airport roads - Beverley Road and Argosy Road."

Emergency services have not given details of why the package was re-examined after being declared safe.

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