Woman Arrested At Prince George's School

40-year-old bailed on suspicion of attempted burglary

A 40-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at Prince George's school, Thomas's in Battersea.

The arrest was made at 2.15pm on Wednesday 13 September relating to an incident the previous day when the woman was alleged to have unlawfully gained access to its premises.

She was arrested in the vicinity of the school when she spotted by security staff at the school the following day and was taken to a south London police station. She has now been bailed until a date in October.

The Met police are working with the school, which welcomed Prince George into reception last week, to review its security arrangements. The Prince is understood not to have been present at the time of the arrest and the woman had no contact with any of the children.

Woman Arrested on Suspicion Of Attempted Burglary At Prince George's School In Wandsworth
Prince George's first day

They are part of the protective security arrangements for the Prince and say that they will continue to work closely with the school, which is responsible for building security on its site.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said,: "The arrest at 14:15hrs on Wednesday, 13 September relates to an incident at Thomas’s Battersea school on Tuesday, 12 September when an individual gained access to its premises.

"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."

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said, "We are aware of the incident but do not comment on security matters."

September 20, 2017