Police recover two weapons from scene of fight outside Rainham secondary school

PUBLISHED: 16:19 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 18 May 2018

Brittons School and Technology College, Ford Lane, Rainham

Brittons School and Technology College, Ford Lane, Rainham


Police officers have recovered two weapons from the scene of a mass brawl that took place outside a Rainham secondary school this afternoon (Friday, May 18).

Brittons School and Technology College, Ford Lane, RainhamBrittons School and Technology College, Ford Lane, Rainham

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed officers were called at around 3.05pm to reports of a group of boys and girls fighting outside Brittons Academy in Ford Lane, Rainham.

One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries. They did not require hospital treatment.

Two weapons were recovered from the scene.

Parents and schoolchildren took to social media after the incident claiming that a group of teenagers in balaclavas, some of whom were reportedly carrying hammers, had arrived at the end of the school day and begun confronting children as they attempted to leave the premises.

No arrests have been made.

Enquiries continue.

Brittons Academy has been contacted for comment.

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