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09th Jun 2023

Three people seriously injured after assault at private school

Charlie Herbert

A 16-year-old has been arrested

Three people, including two pupils, have been seriously injured at a private school in Devon following reports of assault.

Police were called at around 1am on Friday to a building on the site of Blundell’s School in Tiverton, Sky News reports.

A 16-year-old boy from Tiverton has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody at this time, Devon & Cornwall police have confirmed.

Superintendent Antony Hart, local policing commander, said: “This is a very traumatic incident for those involved and the wider school community and we will continue to work closely with the school, providing support to those involved.

“At this time it is understood that all parties involved are linked to the school. I am keen to reassure the community that there is no wider risk, and we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this matter.

“Throughout the day we will continue with searches and enquiries in the vicinity of the school while we are in the early stage of our investigation.”

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