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Student admits making explosive after bomb scare at Newcastle University

An 18-year-old Russian student has admitted to making an explosive substance after a bomb scare at Newcastle University.

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Police confirm student's room being searched

Northumbria Police have confirmed a student's room is being searched at Newcastle University because of reports of a potentially suspicious item being found. Bomb disposal teams were brought in to the INTO building at the Haymarket in Newcastle at about 6pm.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

Roads around the area have been closed to drivers and pedestrians.

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