Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Woman arrested near Prince George's London school

Woman arrested near Prince George's London school

The woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon and remains in custody, police said.

Prince George was in class at his brand new primary school when police say a woman in her 40s attempted to break into the building.

The 40-year-old woman, who has not been named and is in custody, was arrested on Wednesday, a day after what police classified only as "an incident. when an individual gained access to its premises".

Police were alerted and officers "attended immediately".

The four-year-old prince started at the £18,000-a-year preparatory school on 7 September.

"Police were alerted and officers attended immediately after the issue came to light".

The police said Thomas's Battersea is responsible for building its own security but pledged to continue to "work closely" with the school.

Prince George was at school on Tuesday but it is unlikely he will still have been there when the incident happened.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the issue but we would not comment further on security matters".

Around 560 children aged between four and 13 attend the exclusive school and fees cost £17,604 a year, and increase to £19,884 a year for those in year three and above.

The prince, 4, had his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea on September 7.

Thomas's Battersea has approximately 550 students from a variety of backgrounds - whom George will one day lead as king.

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