Wellington Square briefly closed due to ‘suspect package’

Part of central Oxford was briefly closed this morning, after another ‘suspicious package’ was found.

Thames Valley Police police cordoned off part of Wellington Square and St John Street after fears over the package, following the bomb threat on St Giles’ last week.

But a force spokesperson told The Oxford Mail, “It was quickly established that the package posed no threat and the cordon has been lifted.”

In an email sent to Modern Languages undergraduates 8.51am, a university administrator said, “There is a suspect package opposite 47 Wellington Square, outside Rewley House.

“The police are here along with University Security Services are here.”

The email advised students with classes at 41 or 47 Wellington Square to contact their tutor. However, another email sent at 9.16am said Wellington Square was open again.