Emergency services called to Leeds Crown Court to reports of delivery of a suspect package

Emergency services have been called to Leeds Crown Court over reports of the delivery of a “suspect item of mail”.

Police, fire and ambulance incident response units are currently at the building on Oxford Row in Leeds city centre.

Leeds Crown Court.

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The building has NOT been evacuated and many of the courts are currently operating is usual.

A letter containing a white powder is understood to have been delivered to the court’s general office.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman has confirmed that a package has been “secured” pending an investigation and an evacuation of the building is not deemed necessary at this stage.

The incident was reported at 11.44am.