A man has been arrested after a "threatening email" was sent to schools in Redbridge.

Police said yesterday (July 12) that they were "aware of a threatening email sent to a school in Redbridge" and were investigating.

A spokesperson said they believed the email had been sent to "a number of schools".

Redbridge Primary School told the Recorder yesterday that it took precautions and went into ‘lockdown’.

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Seven Kings High School also took action but “went back to normal” at around 2pm.

A spokesperson for Met Police has now said that they have arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of sending malicious communications.

They said: “He has been taken into custody where he remains."

Nobody was harmed or considered to be in any danger, police confirmed.