UK police investigate suspicious package in London's political district

FILE PHOTO: General view of the Houses of Parliament in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Police in London said they had set up a safety cordon in Westminster, Britain's political district around parliament, as they investigate a suspicious package on Tuesday.

"Police were called at 11:27hrs on Tuesday, 7 June to reports of a suspicious package found at Parliament Street," Metropolitan Police said in a statement to Reuters.

"Officers are on scene and safety cordons and closures are in place while enquiries are undertaken."

(Reporting by Farouq Suleiman; editing by William James)

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