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Student accused over essay scam
Kai Li (Pic: Pluto, Andy Squire)
Kai Li was reported by a student newspaper reporter
A student accused of setting up a business writing essays for fellow students for fees of up to 1,000, has been suspended from university.

Kai Li, 25, from China's Guangdong Province, is studying marketing at the University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) in Preston.

The university is investigating the alleged scam, which was uncovered by the student newspaper Pluto.

A hearing is set to take place in the new year.

A Uclan spokesman said: "We have suspended the student in question after being handed information from the student newspaper Pluto.

"It was good information that made us believe that acts of plagiarism were taking place.

"We are now conducting a thorough investigation into the matter.

"Uclan takes plagiarism, collusion or any other form of academic misconduct very seriously and we are proactive in attempting to eradicate it."

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