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Widnes school closed over bomb threat

A school in Widnes is closed today after a bomb threat was made online.

At approximately 7.00pm on Wednesday night, Cheshire Police were informed that St Peter and St Pauls RC College in Widnes had received a tweet which made reference to a bomb.

Officers do not believe that the tweet contains credible information, but they have launched a full investigation into the threat.

A 15-year-old boy from Widnes has been arrested in relation to the incident, he is currently being questioned by officers in police custody.

The decision to close the school today, was made independently by St Peter and St Pauls RC College and Halton Emergency Council.

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