Over 400 schools receive fake bomb threats

Over 400 schools receive fake bomb threats

Humberside police have released a statement explaining that a number of schools across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire received fake bomb threats this morning (19 March).

Nationally, more than 400 schools and colleges have received emails claiming a device has been planted and demanding cash.

Locally, 19 schools have been in touch to say they have been sent the email.

Det Supt Tony Cockerill said: “We have been liaising with our counter terrorism colleagues across the country and it is not believed that the threats are credible.

“We have spoken to all schools who have contacted us, reassured them that there is no need to evacuate and offered them security advice.”

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