Parcel bomb sent to UK addresses including Heathrow Airport could be linked to those sent in 2014 to army careers offices, detectives have said.

Parcel bombs, also known as “Small improvised explosive devices” were found at Waterloo station, London City Airport and Heathrow on 5 March.

Another parcel bomb was recovered at the University of Glasgow the next day, while a fifth device was found after being returned to a postal depot in Limerick, Ireland.

A group calling itself the IRA claimed responsibility for the packages.

Police have now formally linked the latest parcel bomb to the seven letter bombs sent to British Army Recruitment Centres five years ago.
No injuries were caused by either series of packages.

Irish police have been assisting the Met Police as the recent devices – found in white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags and delivered to the London transport hubs – all had Republic of Ireland stamps.

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