Update from BAE following bomb scare



BAE staff and emergency service crews have been dealing with a bomb scare incident at BAE Systems in Barrow. 

Earlier today the site was evacuated after reports of a suspicious package. 

A spokesperson for BAE said: "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."     

UPDATE (10/04/2019 - 18:37) - "Work is now returning to normal following this morning’s incident and employees on today’s back shift and night shift, as well as tomorrow’s day shift, are asked to report to work at their usual times and places.

"Further information is available via our employee hotline on: 0808 126 1908."
 

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