Teenager arrested after hoax bomb threats made to several Cambridgeshire schools

A teenager has been arrested after a number of schools in Cambridgeshire received hoax bomb threats on Monday, March 19.

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 1:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 1:50 pm

Constabularies across the country received similar hoax threats with nine being received in neighbouring Lincolnshire.

Today, Thursday, Police confirmed an arrest had been made.

A National Crime Agency spokesman said: “Hertfordshire police officers, working as part of an NCA-led investigation, arrested a 19-year-old man in Watford today on suspicion of blackmail and making malicious communications relating to the hoax bomb threat that closed hundreds of UK schools this week.

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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.”