Statement issued to The Tab - 22/04/21
We have been made aware of this deeply disturbing content and understand this is causing distress. This content could also be triggering to anyone who has experienced sexual assault or rape, which is deeply concerning.
We want to make it absolutely clear: we are taking these matters seriously. We have passed this information to colleagues at South Wales Police and University security are also aware.
Whilst we have been advised that the origin is a hoax and we want to reassure our student community, we fully appreciate the negative impact on our students’ perceived sense of safety.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to violence and abuse, including threats of violence. Anyone who is behaving in this way or supporting behaviour will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
We would encourage anyone with information about individuals engaged in any such discussions to come forward with this information.
If anyone feels threatened or concerned about their immediate safety, they should contact the police or University security.