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Suspicious Package Sparks Navy False Alarm
A suspicious package sent to a Royal Navy base near Portsmouth sparked a false alarm.
A bomb disposal unit arrived at the base†in Fareham†to deal with what Sky News sources described as a suspicious package.
The incident was later declared a false alarm.
This follows an emergency meeting of the government's Cobra committee on Thursday after a string of crude but potentially explosive devices were mailed to seven armed forces recruitment offices in the south-east of England.
The devices were said by the government to have "the hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism".
HMS Collingwood is the Royal Navy's largest training establishment.
It delivers training in weapon engineering, diving, nuclear damage control, sea survival, seamanship and military skills.
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