POLICE are remaining tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the suspicious package found at a building in the city centre.

It is still not confirmed what was contained in the package found in the mail room of Carnival UK which sparked panic in Southampton on Wednesday.

Police have not yet given details about the size or appearance of the package and who may have sent it.

A police spokesperson said: “We haven’t confirmed what it is yet, enquiries still ongoing.”

However, police have confirmed that the package was deemed “safe” at the location.

As reported yesterday police cars, fire engines, ambulances and incident response units were called to Carnival at 11.14am and Harbour Parade was cordoned off as was the Carnival car park and the entrance to the Westquay multi-storey.

The Echo approached Carnival UK for a comment but they have yet to reply.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “Our hazardous materials team is working with police to identify the contents of a suspicious package that was discovered on Harbour Parade in Southampton.

“Crews from St Mary’s and our specialist hazardous materials crew from Winchester are at the scene.”

A spokesperson from South Central Ambulance Service said: “We got that call at 11:48 and we sent to the scene three ambulance officers and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“Our SCAS resources worked on scene with partner agencies in response to the situation.

“Thankfully no-one was injured as a result and our Hazardous Area Response Team and ambulance officer have now been stood down from the incident.”

A spokesperson for Westquay said: “An external incident occurred today which meant we had to close our car park for a short period of time.

“The safety and security of our shoppers and staff is paramount and we worked closely with the police to reopen the car park as soon as possible.”