Hoax threats in Suffolk

Over the past week, a number of public organisations within Suffolk have received written letters indicating that there is a bomb at their premises and that the establishment should be evacuated. 

This understandably causes distress and concern amongst staff, and presents logistical issues with regards to any evacuation plans. 

None of the letters have resulted in any sort of activation or device being discovered – as such these are believed to be ‘hoax’ threats. 

The letters have been received by conventional post, bearing a second class stamp, addressed with hand written (block capital) details. 

Suffolk Constabulary is committed to apprehending the offender(s) who are sending these letters out, and seek your assistance. If you receive any such letters at your office or station, please put the letter to one side and don’t handle any further, and call Suffolk Police using 101, making a note of anyone who has handled the letter/envelope.

Police will attend to collect the letter and start an investigation. 

For further guidance please visit: http://www.cpni.gov.uk/security-planning/business-continuity-plan/bomb-threats/.

Published 23rd August, 2014

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