Woman arrested near Prince George's London school

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

Scotland Yard said the woman was held on Wednesday after a someone gained access to Thomas' Battersea School in west London on Tuesday at 14:15 BST.

They also said they would be reviewing its security arrangements with the school after the incident.

He was escorted to his first day of school there by his father, Prince William, and Helen Haslem, the head of Thomas's lower school. Police were alerted and officers attended immediately after the issue came to light.

The suspect remains in custody at a South London police station. Last week the school said new pupils were starting on half-days and building up to staying for lunch.

George, whose formal title is Prince George of Cambridge, is known as George Cambridge to his classmates at the £17,600-a-year (US$23,000) school.

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Kensington Palace said it was "aware of the issue but we would not comment further on security measures".

Ben Thomas, former headmaster of Thomas's Battersea and now the principal across several sister schools, previously told reporters that George will be treated the same as every other student at the school, and hopes that he'll feel "supported" in the school's environment.

They arrested the woman, who is 40, the day after. "The Prince coming to Battersea is only a good thing".

Speaking about George attending the school, he said: "It's really raised the profile of the area".

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