Sorting office blast

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A FEMALE postal worker was taken to hospital suffering from shock last night when a device exploded at a sorting office in Coventry.

She was released from Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital after treatment following the explosion at the city's central sorting office in Bishop Street. The building was evacuated and the surrounding area sealed off by police. An Army bomb squad was called to carry out a search.

Superintendent Mick Bromwich said: 'The package exploded as the lady picked it up. There was no fire and she was unhurt except for being shocked. We don't know where the parcel came from, or to whom it was addressed, but it had already gone through all the machinery in the sorting office.'