A security guard at one of Britain's top universities for journalism has been caught on film seemingly threatening to kill a reporter from a student newspaper after a string of reports about the vice-chancellor's salary and expenses.
Reporters from The Square, an independent publication at City University, had their ID cards confiscated, were threatened with having their phones flushed down the toilet and told by an irate security guard: "Let's meet outside - I kill you".
Speaking exclusively to The Huffington Post UK, MA journalism student and Square editor Scott Campbell slammed security guard's attempts to stifle promotion of their investigations by tearing down posters, describing the incident as "shocking".
"The way security treated us was disgusting," he said, "particularly since they are employed to keep students safe, rather than to stifle free expression by taking down posters that give students the facts."
The newspaper's investigation saw them publish details of the university vice-chancellor Paul Curran's expenses, which included a sizeable £620 on a doorbell, The Square reports.
A spokesperson for the university told HuffPost UK: "We are aware of the incident and are carrying out an internal investigation. It would be inappropriate to comment further while that process is ongoing."