**Update – 16/06/13**Thames Valley Police, investigating this incident since Wednesday, said this morning that “the package is not being treated as suspicious and the incident is closed.” A spokeswoman said “we cannot speculate why the package was left somewhere where it was mistaken as a threat.”Police and St Hugh’s confirmed late on Wednesday that the package never posed any danger; today’s statement also plays down speculation of malicious intent.St Hugh’s have also released a statement saying “there is no cause for concern,” without elaborating on what there is no cause to have been concerned by.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%7849%%[/mm-hide-text]Original articlePolice and fire services have been called to St Hugh’s following the discovery of a “suspicious package”.Large parts of the college have been cordoned off, and students evacuated, as a precuationary measure. A bomb disposal robot has now been seen entering the College grounds to deal with the suspect package, left outside the Maplethorpe Building in the centre of the grounds.The Library, Kenyon and Wolfson buildings, as well as a number of houses on Woodstock Road have been evacuated.A spokesperson for the college told Cherwell: ‘A suspect package was found on college grounds this morning and the police are dealing with the situation. As a precautionary measure we have taken this seriously and acted immediately to ensure people’s safety. Police and fire services were called and nearby buildings evacuated. When there is more information, we will provide it.’William Golightly, a second year historian at St Hugh’s, told Cherwell: “At about 12.10pm I went out onto the lawns to play croquet with my friends. Suddenly I noticed several policemen appear on the lawns. For a minute I thought they were going to rugby tackle me, but they just shouted at us to ‘get back!’, and we evacuated elsewhere”. In an email marked “Urgent”, the Academic registrar wrote:“You may be aware that a suspect package is being investigated in College at the moment. A number of buildings have therefore been evacuated. If you have a University Examination this afternoon, and find yourself unable to return to your room to collect sub fusc, stationery etc, you should report to the College Office as soon as possible for advice.”A member of staff said they suspected a hoax package rather than a genuine threat, but that the police attending were taking it serious as it looked very credible.Thames Valley Police have released the following statement: “We were called at 11:32 am to St Hughs college after a member of staff reported a suspicious package on the lawn.”The package was destroyed in two controlled explosions, which were accompanied by two ‘pop’ tests on site.Thames Valley Police later released an updated statement saying: “There is no risk to the general public. College buildings have been evacuated, and a 100 metre radius has been cordoned off. Part of Woodstock Road is currently closed off at this stage. It is likely to be closed off for some time. The Royal logistics corps are currently in attendance dealing with the situation.”Responses on [email protected]: Apparent bomb scare in St Hughs at the moment. Maplethorpe and Kenyon buildings [email protected]: suspicious package found on lawn. Bomb squad in attendance. Finalists not [email protected]_moose_G: member of staff confirmed that a 2nd ‘controlled explosion’ will happen. Another hour at least before [email protected]:Just heard what sounded like a controlled explosion from inside StHugh’s College, [email protected]: how big would the explosion have to be for a bomb-blast in St. Hugh’s to reach the rest of civilization?
Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council would like to advise customers supplied by the Rosses Regional Water Supply that there will be restrictions imposed on the scheme tonight from 11pm until 7am. This is because demand on the scheme is outstripping supply.The townlands which will be affected by the restrictions are Meenalough, Knockfola, Ardnaowen, Carrick and Corveen.Up to eight repair teams are being mobilised daily since last week in Co Donegal where in excess of 30 major leaks were fixed, and many more minor leaks were also repaired. Irish Water have been able to withdraw restrictions on five scheme that were partly shut off on previous nights. These schemes are Creeslough Dunfanaghy WSS, Gortahork/Falcarragh, Lough Mourne, Rosses RWSS and Lettermacaward.The fixing of leaks also helped to maintain supplies to customers on many other schemes where demand had increased due to the extreme weather.A statement said: “Irish Water would like to sincerely thank Donegal County Council for their heroic efforts during very difficult circumstances.“Irish Water will continue to monitor water demand across the county over the coming days and decisions will be taken daily as to whether night time restrictions need to be implemented.” Customers are being asked to conserve water by turning off taps, both inside and outside, limiting usage of washing machines and dishwashers where possible and taking showers instead of baths, to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.High demand is still being registered in the follow water supply schemes: Letterkenny, Milford, Fanad East, Fanad West, Eddie Fullerton Pollan Dam, Inishowen West Meendoran, East Inishowen, Buncrana, Frosses Inver, Donegal Eske, and Owenteskina, due to, more than likely, taps being left running in peoples’ properties and on farms.Irish Water is appealing to customers to turn off taps and check for leaks on their own properties and in holiday homes and unoccupied premises and to report them to Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.Irish Water is appealing to any customers with external taps to ensure that these are securely turned off as we try to protect the levels of our reservoirs and secure drinking water for local communities. A continuous flow from an external tap over a 24 hour period could use the equivalent of the daily water usage of 40 households.Information on dealing with frozen pipes is available on www.water.ie and water supply updates are available at www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/ Irish Water and Donegal County Council would like to thank customers in advance for their co-operation in conserving water at this critical time.Water restrictions to be put in place on the Rosses Regional Water Supply was last modified: March 5th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Irish WaterRosses Regional Water Supply