A police station was unexpectedly EVACUATED after two artillery shells were handed in at the front desk.
Kingston Police Station in South-West London was evacuated after the two shells, which are purposed to hold ammunition, were handed in yesterday afternoon.
The station was closed as a precaution and a cordon was put in place at roughly 2.30PM.
Specialist Units were deployed to deal with the unexpected delivery, but no arrests have yet been made.
PC Seb Ellis said: ‘A member of the public walked into the station and said ‘I want to hand these in’, so we looked in their bag and saw two artillery shells.
‘We weren’t sure if they were live or not, we had to call special teams to sort it and make it safe. It would be ideal if people had artillery to give us a call first and we can collect it.’
Member of the public hands in artillery shells to the front counter we clear the area while specialist units deal! pic.twitter.com/eudkPgYbZx
— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) February 28, 2017
Announcing the incident on Twitter, Kingston MPS tweeted: ‘Kingston Police Station front office is currently closed while we deal with an incident.
‘Member of the public hands in artillery shells to the front counter we clear the area while specialist units deal.’