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Sandwell College bomb hoax: Student charged

A student has been charged with a bomb hoax at a West Midlands college.

The threat was made to Sandwell College on Wednesday, said West Midlands Police.

Scott McLaughlin, 20, from Cavendish Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, was arrested on the same day as the threat.

The case was not linked to recent telephone hoax call crimes at schools in the region, said the force.

He has been bailed until 26 February.

Mr McLaughlin will then appear at Sandwell Magistrates' Court.

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