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Last Updated:  Saturday, 22 March, 2003, 11:23 GMT
Students charged in bomb hoax
Luton University
A block of flats was evacuated early Friday morning.
Three students have been charged with making a hoax bomb after a major security alert at Luton University.

Bomb squad officers were called to the Bute Street student accommodation at 0600 GMT on Friday after three students woke another resident and showed him what they said was a bomb.

The three were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

They were later rearrested and charged on suspicion of conspiracy to make a hoax bomb.

Bedfordshire police have named the three as: Azhar Ali, 21, of Upton Park, London, Wajad Khan Majad, 19, of Manor Park, London and Abdul Malik, 25, of Camden, also in London.

Two are computer students and one studies human resources.

They will appear before Luton magistrates on Saturday.


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