A 40-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at Prince George’s new school, Thomas’s Battersea school in Battersea, south London, Scotland Yard has said.
A Met Police statement read: “The arrest at 14:15hrs on Wednesday, 13 September relates to an incident at Thomas’ Battersea School on Tuesday, 12 September when an individual gained access to its premises. The arrested woman was taken to a south London police station where she remains in custody.
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“We are working with the school, which is attended by His Royal Highness Prince George, to review its security arrangements after the incident. Police were alerted and officers attended immediately after the issue came to light.
“Police are part of the protective security arrangements for the Prince and we will continue to work closely with the school, which is responsible for building security on its site.”
The incident comes almost a week after Prince George attended his first day and after concerns were raised about security arrangements at the school after a local resident claimed she had wandered the school corridors unchallenged.
Sarah Burnett-Moore, 54, narrated how she had been able to stroll into Thomas’s Battersea, just days before the Prince was due to start school, and found the main entrance door was left ajar.