Heslington Hall break-in reveals security weakness

A BREAK-IN at Heslington Hall has revealed weaknesses in the University’s security arrangements. A man, thought to be a student, was able to climb through a window into one of the building’s basement offices without detection.

Richard Cox, a first-year student living in Derwent C Block, saw the break-in from his bedroom window. “I saw this guy walking around in front of Hes Hall looking into windows,”?he said “He found this open window and just climbed through it.” He said the man “looked about 20” and had been wearing a rucksack.

Security Operations Manager Rob Little said nothing had been reported stolen. However, he admitted that the CCTV in the area was usually pointed in another direction.

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