Controlled Explosion Outside North Korean Embassy in Ealing

Suspect package caused emergency services call out on Monday night

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Residents were evacuated from their homes and a controlled explosion took place on Monday (26 September) outside the North Korean Embassy on Gunnersbury Avenue in Ealing after an unattended package was found.

A spokesperson said, ''Police were called on Monday, 25 September to a report of a suspicious item at 19:52 hours outside an address in Gunnersbury Ave, W5. Officers attended along with other emergency services.

''Road closures were put in place and nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution.

''A controlled explosion took place at around 21:28 hours.''

The item - believed to be a rucksack - was found to be non-suspicious.

The property was bought by the North Korean Government for £1.3 million in 2003.

September 26 2017

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