‘Suspicious white powder’ delivered to Lancing business park unit

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An ‘unknown substance’ in a business park unit in Lancing has sparked an emergency response.

A West Sussex County Council spokesman said: “We were called to assist with an incident involving an unknown substance at a unit in Chartwell Road, Lancing at 10.08am.

“An emergency support unit attended and the area was contained. We left at 12.04pm.”

Sussex Police is leading on the investigation, according to a county council spokesman.

Police confirmed that officers were called to the scene after an envelope containing ‘a suspicious white powder’ was delivered to a mail handling company based there.

A spokesman said: “It was established that the substance, possibly crushed tablets that were part of a medical consignment, had caused no ill-effects to staff or others and it was removed for further analysis.”

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