Staff evacuated from Amazon warehouse in Gourock due to bomb threat

Workers at the Amazon warehouse in Gourock have been evacuated. Picture: Google Map
Workers at the Amazon warehouse in Gourock have been evacuated. Picture: Google Map
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Workers have been evacuated from an Amazon warehouse due to a bomb threat.

Emergency services were called to the warehouse on Cloch Road at Faulds Park in Gourock, Inverclyde, following the alert at 5.15am on Friday, STV reported.

Hundreds of staff are understood to have been evacuated from the depot.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 5.15am, police received a report of a suspicious package found at a depot in Gourock.

“Emergency services are in attendance and the premises have been evacuated as a precaution.

“The item will be examined and enquiries are ongoing.”

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Police confirmed that the suspicious package found at Amazon in Gourock turned out to be “some sort of tracking device”.

A spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the suspicious package sent to a depot in Gourock is not a viable device.

“The item appears to be some sort of tracking device.

“It will be disassembled by EOD personnel and removed by police for further forensic examination.”

Only a “handful” of Amazon staff were evacuated from the site as the discovery of the device was reported between shifts, according to an Amazon source.

They said the firm had “contingency measures” in place to “minimise impact” caused by the incident.