Schools across Cambridgeshire targeted with bomb threat

Schools have been told that the threat was a hoax

Schools have been told that the threat was a hoax - Credit: Archant

A “large number” of schools across Cambridgeshire received bomb threats this morning (March 19).

The threats are understood to be part of a series of incidents targeting schools across the UK.

It is not clear which schools in Cambridgeshire received the threat, which were sent via e-mail, but it is understood that Brampton Village Primary School was among them.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “The e-mail has been received by a number of schools in the county but no evacuations. We have advised all schools in the county that this is a hoax.”

It is understood that the threats have been made across the country, including in London and Northumbria.


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A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said: “A large number of Cambridgeshire schools received a non-specific bomb threat this morning (March 19) just after 9.30am.

“All schools who received this e-mail have been advised to report the threat to the police which they have been doing.

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“The police have assessed the risk as low as no specific school has been targeted.

“Schools have been advised to do a thorough check of their premises and nothing of concern has been found.”

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