School bomb threats update: Police now treating all incidents as hoaxes

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Herts Police say they are now treating bomb threats made to seven schools in Hertfordshire - including at Abbot’s Hill School - are being treated as hoaxes.

The force are working with police across the country after schools nationwide received threats this morning, to investigate who is responsible.

In Herts The other affected schools were Valley School in Stevenage, The Sele School in Hertford, Duncombe School in Hertford, Stanborough School in Watford and St Albans High School.

A police spokesman said: “We take hoaxes extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public.

“Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 172 of March 19, or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent crimefighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.”

Abbot’s Hill School have declined to comment.