Letter bomb injures DVLA worker

A woman has been injured by a letter bomb which exploded at the main DVLA centre in South Wales, police say.

The attack, which happened at shortly before 0930 GMT on Wednesday, is the third of its kind on motoring-related companies in three consecutive days.

Police said the latest blast happened in the post room of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea.

An accountancy firm in Berkshire was targeted on Tuesday, and the central London offices of Capita on Monday.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said the woman had been injured in "a small letter-type explosion" at about 0923 GMT and had been taken to hospital.

Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, she said.

A cordon has been put in place around the scene, but police said the DVLA building and surrounding areas had not been evacuated so far.


On Tuesday a package exploded at the offices of an accountancy firm linked to Speed Check Services, the provider of digital speed cameras to the police.

That followed a letter bomb attack the day before at the central London offices of Capita, which runs London's congestion charge system.

Home Secretary John Reid described the incidents as "worrying".

But he added: "It is important we allow police to get on with their investigation without undue speculation." The DVLA maintains registers of drivers and vehicles and is responsible for road safety.