Sounds like chicken, tastes like a freight train
Your next question might be: Hmm. Wonder how long that one's going to remain in place. Answer, not too long:
A second "a source," after all, is now in play:
A source claimed: “He’s not a brilliant student. One tutor described him as one of the most disorganised students he has had to teach.”
Though, since the link still says "2016/09/21/highly-intelligent-oxford-university-student-arrested-after-sexu/" and the raised quote is still on screen, despite no longer appearing in the text:
... you're entitled to wonder whether the tweak is a reflection of conscience or simple news routines. Or even if the Torygraph understands that, you know, other people besides the suspect might have a stake in how the story is reported.