Heathrow Airport terror alert after uranium found by Border Force officers

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    Deadly uranium that was successfully smuggled into the UK had Heathrow terror chiefs on high alert.

    The UK Border Force has reassured that the "extremely small" amount discovered on December 29 last year, poses "no threat".

    Scotland Yard has confirmed Met Counter Terrorism Command officers were contacted by Border Force at the London airport after a material was found to be contaminated during a "routine screening".

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    However, an investigation remains ongoing, with various lines of inquiry being followed, it added.

    No arrests have been made and officers are working with partner agencies to investigate and ensure there is no risk to the public.

    The Sun reported that the package was to be delivered to Iranian nationals in the UK, who originated from Pakistan and arrived on a flight from Oman.

    The package arrived at Terminal 4 on an Oman Air flight from Muscat.

    According to a source, they told the newspaper: “The race is on to trace everyone involved.”

    A statement from Scotland Yard said: "We can confirm officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command were contacted by Border Force colleagues at Heathrow after a very small amount of contaminated material was identified after routine screening within a package incoming to the UK on December 29, 2022."

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    Commander Richard Smith of the Metropolitan Police said: "I want to reassure the public that the amount of contaminated material was extremely small and has been assessed by experts as posing no threat to the public.

    "Although our investigation remains ongoing, from our inquiries so far, it does not appear to be linked to any direct threat.

    "As the public would expect, however, we will continue to follow up on all available lines of inquiry to ensure this is definitely the case."

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