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Pupils evacuated at six West Midlands schools over 'bomb threats'

Bomb threats were made to six schools in the West Midlands this morning in what police believe to be a series of hoaxes.

Oldbury Academy in Sandwell Credit: Google Maps

West Midlands Police is investigating the threats but said in a statement that "intelligence experts insisted there was no credible threat".

At least one school - Oldbury Academy in Sandwell - send pupils home and has said it will remain closed until tomorrow.

The police said today's calls, which were made in quick succession at around 9am, "mirror" similar threats made to Oldbury Academy and Bristnall Hall last week.

Similar calls took place this morning at four schools in London, which evacuated pupils, and at around 8am bomb threats were made to four schools in Cornwall.

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