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Havering Sixth Form College ‘placed on lockdown’ after police called to break up fight

PUBLISHED: 12:10 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:10 16 November 2018

A shot of the outside grounds of Havering Sixth Form College. Photo: HSFC

A shot of the outside grounds of Havering Sixth Form College. Photo: HSFC

Julia Borland

Police officers were called to break up a large group of schoolchildren outside Havering Sixth Form College after reports of a fight yesterday (Thursday, November 15).

A Met Police spokeswoman confirmed officers were called at 4.19pm to reports of “a possible altercation” outside the college in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch.

Police officers attended and the group dispersed.

No injuries were reported and there have currently been no arrests.

Enquiries continue.

Reports on social media at the time suggest the college was briefly placed on lockdown, with students not allowed to leave the premises over safety fears involving a number of young people seen waiting outside its grounds.

Parents and nearby residents praised the staff for their quick response to the incident.

A Havering Sixth Form spokeswoman told the Recorder: “The incident reported is part of an on-going police investigation and we therefore cannot pass any further comment.”

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