Explosive devices found at Heathrow and London City Airport

Counter-terror police are investigating packages containing explosives found at Heathrow Airport and London City Airport, in the UK.

The Metropolitan Police said the small improvised explosive devices were found in A4 postal bags and the devices caught fire when staff opened the bag.

According to news sources, Heathrow’s Compass Centre was evacuated after the package was reported to police yesterday morning (February 5). The Compass Centre, an office for Heathrow staff which is not a part of the passenger terminals, remains closed.

The airport is supporting police in their ongoing investigations.