Canterbury campus security alert

Canterbury campus security alert

The Templeman Library on the Canterbury campus has been evacuated this morning for the second day in a row. Essentials, the on-campus shop, has also been evacuated this afternoon.

Photo by Fraser Whieldon

The library and surrounding buildings were also evacuated yesterday due to a “mysterious package”, and police were on the scene.

Kent Police have reportedly returned this morning and evacuated the building once again. Other buildings that were evacuated are the Senate, Grimond, Aphra, and Lumley.

All buildings were given the all-clear at 10:09am on 2 December, and were re-opened.

Essentials, the campus shop, was also evacuated at around midday on 2 December. An anonymous phone call said that there was a bomb in the shop, but this was later cleared up as a hoax call.

Photo by Fraser Whieldon

More information to follow.

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