Intruders reported at Sentinel Towers

University security staff are trying to identify two men who were reported acting suspiciously at Sentinel Towers residence on Wednesday night.

A student raised the alarm to a sub-warden after the pair entered the common room at around 8.30pm, although the intruders left by an unknown route before security arrived.

The first-year International Business student who reported the incident told The Gryphon, ‘I only realised when I saw their faces that they definitely weren’t students. They were just hanging around in the corner and they looked like they weren’t supposed to be there’.

Residential staff are now monitoring CCTV images to try and identify the men.

He added, ‘It looked like they had an orange key ring, not the blue fob that we have’.

A University spokesperson said, ‘We can confirm that security attended Sentinel Towers after receiving a call from a sub-warden who became suspicious of two men she found in the common room. Although security attended within five minutes, the men had left the premises by an unknown route before they arrived.  It is unclear how the men gained access to Sentinel Towers, but students are advised to check they are not followed into their residences by unknown people’.

It is not believed that the men tried to enter accommodation blocks or that anything was stolen.

The incident brings the number of reports of suspicious persons on a university residence to three within the last nine days.

Students concerned about suspicious activity at a Hall of Residence should call Security immediately on 0113 343 5495 or 0113 343 2222.

Suhail Dhanji

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