University of Essex evacuated amid bomb scare

The university is being evacuated after a suspicious package was found in one of the food outlets at the Colchester campus.

Essex Police just confirmed it had received a call at 11:50 about a suspicious package. The Ministry of Defence’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was called in and cordoned off the main section of the university.



All buildings in the centre part of the campus were emptied while students and staff are being asked to go near the library and the lakes.


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