Second spate of telephone threats to schools across Northern Ireland

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 15:31 -- Editor

There have been a fresh spate of malicious telephone threats to schools across Northern Ireland today.

These follow the threats to 7 primary schools earlier this week, which resulted in all being closed and evacuated while police carried out searches. Nothing was found.

Chief Superintendent Garry Eaton said: “PSNI are investigating a further series of malicious communications to schools across Northern Ireland today. At this stage there is no information to suggest the incidents are terrorist-related, however enquiries continue to establish the facts. We continue to investigate who is responsible and whether these incidents are linked to similar calls made to seven schools earlier this week. 

"Anyone with information should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”