The National Forensic Bureau investigates the circumstances of the appearance of hundreds of letters with false threats to blow up educational institutions from Birmingham to London.
On May 8th, early in the morning, hundreds of schools in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Middlesex, Uxbridge and London received electronic letters threatening with the explosion, which the National Forensic Bureau called a massive false alarm. Attackers require the recipient to pay them £5,000, promising to blow up the building otherwise.
Despite the fact that the investigation of the incident has just begun, the police do not believe that there is at least some real threat behind the reports: "We understand that these kinds of messages are heating up nervousness in educational institutions, and we treat the investigation of incidents very seriously, but objective data shows that there is no real danger. Nevertheless, we ask all the recipients of such letters to contact the police without delay."