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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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If you see what you believe to be a suspicious package, notify someone in authority immediately, a security guard, police officer. They will then be able to take the appropriate action.

Do not touch or move the package yourself. Although it is likely to be a harmless package you should not interfere with it in any way for your own and others safety.

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