Parliament in partial '˜lockdown' after suspicious white powder is found

MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament are on lockdown this afternoon, Thursday as police investigate a suspicious white powder.

The incident began at around 12.30pm and has seen police flood the area, closing off certain sections.

According to reports, police were called following a suspicious letter addressed to an unnamed peer in the House of Lords.

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A mystery ‘white powder’ was in the envelope, witnesses claim, causing much of Parliament to go into lockdown.

Members and peers are currently being kept away from the investigation - locked on a terrace.

Police confirmed they were investigating a suspicious package delivered to Parliament at around 12.30pm.

Nobody has been injured or taken ill following the discovery.