BAE STAFF EVACUATED: Reports of bomb scare!

A large emergency response has been seen heading into Barrow and we have been informed from a reliable source that it is due to a bomb scare at BAE.

We have contacted the press offices of BAE, Cumbria Police and the North West Ambulance Service to get confirmation of this incident. 

More details to follow. 

Statement from Cumbria Police: "Police are on-site at BAE assisting staff on site."

Statement from NWAS: "We were called to the site this morning at 9.18am.

"Our Hazardous Area Response Team are at the scene at the moment along with an operational commander however we are not treating any patients."

Statement from BAE: "We can confirm there is an ongoing incident at our Barrow site and we are liaising with Cumbria Police who are carrying out an investigation. As a precaution the Devonshire Dock complex has been closed. Staff, contractors and local residents are being kept informed."

Update from BAE (10/04/2019 at 15:08) - "Following an extensive sweep of the Devonshire Dock Complex (DDC), including the four Astute class submarines in build, nothing suspicious was found. We expect to be able to close the incident shortly.  
"Our first priority is always the safety of employees, the site and local residents so in accordance with our emergency procedures, we made the decision to release personnel from the DDC earlier today. This was purely precautionary. 
"Working with the emergency services, we are now satisfied there is no immediate safety risk and employees due to come on to site to start any shift after 4pm are being asked to report to site as normal."


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