Following the arrests, the Vice Chancellor publicly stated in a Times Higher article that ‘we’ made a ‘risk assessment’ before calling in the police after finding the documents [here]. This would have been in accordance with government guidelines [here]. On the University website he even wrote of the ‘collective’ decision to call the police in [here]. However, in internal communications, the Registrar says it was he alone who made the decision to call the police [here – page 4]. What’s more, the Registrar admits that he never read the documents in question [here – page 2]. The University does not have evidence to suggest that a risk assessment was conducted [here – see point a]. Someone is telling lies! Privately the VC also communicated to the Dept. for Universities that there was no ‘collective’ decision to call the police [here – page 2, 3rd bullet point].

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