GCSE exams disrupted by bomb hoaxes across South East

Police cars in Belmont Close
Image caption Police were called following the bomb threats

Hundreds of students had their GCSE exams disrupted following a series of bomb hoaxes in the South East.

Police have appealed for information after a person rang Canterbury Academy warning of an explosive device.

Calls were also made to Ringmer School, near Lewes, Cranmere Primary, in Esher, Barming Primary, in Maidstone, and Kingsham Primary, in Chichester.

The Department for Education said "clear emergency arrangements" were in place.

About 20 schools across the country have received warnings from anonymous callers.

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