Man arrested over hoax bomb threats sent to schools in South Yorkshire

A man has been arrested over hoax bomb threats sent to schools and colleges across the UK, including some in South Yorkshire.

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 6:12 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 6:15 am
A man was arrested over hoax bomb threats sent to hundreds of schools

The 19-year-old was arrested in Watford yesterday as part of an investigation led by the National Crime Agency.

VIDEO: Police cordon in place after man is brutally attacked on Sheffield estateOver 400 schools across the country received bomb threats on Tuesday, which turned out to be a hoax.

COURT: Inmate goes on trial accused of raping man at Doncaster prisonSouth Yorkshire Police and local authorities refused to reveal how many of the county's schools were affected.

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"We understand parents’ and teachers’ concerns but stress there was no credible threat to the emails schools received. However we are taking the communications extremely seriously.

"As this is now a live investigation we are unable to comment further."