Malicious emails received by educational facilities today believed to be a hoax



Cumbria Police can confirm that they have received a number of reports of threatening emails being sent to educational facilities today.

 
Police in Cumbria would like to reassure those that have received a threatening email that it is believed to be part of a national hoax.  
 
These emails follow hoax bomb threats made against schools both two and three weeks ago.
 
Those who have reported receiving the emails have been contacted by police and given advice.
 
We do not believe there to be any threat to our communities.
 
Supt Mark Pannone:
 
“We take all such reports extremely seriously and, whilst we assess the threat as being none existent from these current threats, we appreciate that these malicious emails cause unnecessary upset.
 
“Police forces across the country are also believed to have reported similar incidents.
 
“We will continue to work closely with educational facilities, local authorities, and national law enforcement agencies who are working to prosecute those responsible.”
 
Any educational facilities that receive the email are asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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