Another young man has been arrested in connection with hoax bomb threats sent to thousands of schools.
Three 18-year-olds have been arrested over a spate of malicious communications recently sent to schools in the UK and The States.
The teenager from Andover was arrested on suspicion of malicious communications, making threats to kill and to blackmail.
National Crime Agency (NCA) officers arrested the 18-year-old on Wednesday (May 16) at the home he shares with his family in Andover, Hampshire.
NCA senior investigating officer Marc Horsfall said: “The series of bomb threats caused huge worry and inconvenience to thousands of innocent people.
“Anyone thinking that law enforcement doesn’t take such offences very seriously should really think again.
“Our investigation demonstrates we will do everything we can to find out who’s behind the attacks and arrest them as soon as possible.
“Many cyber offenders believe they’re well hidden behind their computer screens.
“But this arrest shows, we will identify you and come for you.
“We believe those arrested so far are all part of the same group. Other members and anyone thinking of joining them should bear that in mind.
“This is an ongoing investigation with more work to be done.”
Hertfordshire Police and the NCA arrested an 18-year-old man in Watford on March 21, two days after the original bomb threat.
He is on bail with conditions severely restricting his online use and he is subject to regular, no-notice checks that he is abiding by them.
Another 18-year-old man from Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, was also arrested on March 28 on suspicion of making malicious communications.