Gwen Jing reports for the Cambridge Student as Scotland Yard begins its investigation into the anonymous bomb hoaxes plaguing British universities:
A nationwide investigation into threats of bomb hoaxes targeting 50 universities including the University of Cambridge has been launched by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism branch.
Cambridge University has received daily warnings over the past three weeks of bombs allegedly planted in various locations.
This has spurred several evacuations of university buildings, including the New Museums site on Downing Street, the Wren Library at Trinity College and Clare College.
Jodie Green, a first year student at Clare College, said: “We were forced out of our rooms, people barefoot in pyjamas, and the worst part was the disruption it caused to everyone’s revision during this exam period”.
Most threats were received from hoax emails, sent through an anonymous remailer which can forward messages without revealing their original source.
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