Ashford: Arrests after teenager injured in ‘altercation’ near school
Surrey Police has warned the public against sharing video of the "distressing incident" which has been posted on social media.
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Police have arrested five people including a 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl after a teenager was injured in a violent altercation.
Surrey Police have warned the public against sharing video of the "distressing incident" which has been posted on social media.
An investigation is under way after police were called at around 2.30pm on Monday (February 6), following reports of a fight between a group of girls in Ashford, Surrey. The scene was at the junction of Salcombe Road and Stanwell Road.
A 39-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, a 10-year-old girl, and a 43-year-old man have been arrested in connection with this incident.
A sixth person, a 15-year-old girl, is also wanted by police, who have called for her to hand herself in, saying she knows she is wanted.
In a statement Surrey Police said: "We are aware that this incident will have caused concern among students, parents, and staff at Thomas Knyvett College, as well as the wider community.
“We would like to reassure you that an investigation is under way, five arrests have been made in connection with this incident, and we are working closely with Thomas Knyvett College as we investigate this matter.
"We are also aware that several videos of this distressing incident are circulating on social media.
“We ask that you do not share any videos or images of this incident, but to submit them via the link below so they can be considered as evidence in this investigation."
Insp Maxine Cilia, borough commander for Spelthorne, said: “I was shocked to see some of the video footage of this fight and the level of violence from young people outside one of our local schools.
“Every school child should feel safe in the local community and not be the target of any kind of violence as they leave school premises.
“Surrey Police are now investigating this incident and gathering further evidence with the full cooperation of the school.
“There will be extra patrols in this local area for reassurance and to enable local people to speak with officers. “
Police are appealing for any eyewitnesses or anyone with CCTV, dashcam, helmet cam footage, or any images and videos on their mobile phones to get in touch.
You can upload any images or footage to the evidential portal at this link.
If you were driving or walking through the area around Salcombe Road on Monday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm and saw or heard something that might assist the investigation, contact police quoting PR/45230014226 via:
- Webchat on police.uk
- Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
- Calling 101
If you do not wish to speak to police, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.