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'Abhorrent' threat made against staff at Northern Ireland exams body CCEA

By Jonathan Bell

The CCEA described a threat made against one of its staff members as "abhorrent".

The BBC reported of the threat made against the staff member and their children in a letter to the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment on Thursday.

It did not reveal details of the threat but said it had been passed to police.

"The letter was abhorrent and designed to cause personal anguish and disrupt our business," spokesperson said.

"Our staff must be allowed to conduct their business without the threat of harm, harassment or intimidation.

"We will take all necessary action to protect and support our staff."

Alliance party leader Naomi Long described the threat as "utterly unacceptable that anyone should be subjected to this kind of intimidation and threat for just doing their job".

In a statement, the PSNI said: "We do not discuss the security of individuals and no inference should be drawn from this. However, if we receive information that a person’s life may be at risk, we will inform them accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk."

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