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Thursday , September 14 , 2017

One held over George school burglary bid

Prince George before the start of his first day of school at Thomas's in Battersea, London, on September 7, 2017. (AFP)

Sept. 13: A woman has been arrested following an incident at the school attended by Prince George, Scotland Yard has said.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary following an incident yesterday.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "The arrest at 1415hrs today, September 13 relates to an incident at Thomas' Battersea School on Tuesday, September 12 when an individual gained access to its premises. The arrested woman was taken to a south London police station where she remains in custody.

"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 they were aware of the incident but did not comment on security matters.

It is understood the incident took place at a time when Prince George and his classmates were not present. Prince George, four, only started at the fee-paying independent school last week, on September 7.

He was expected to begin by attending school for half-days, before building up to longer hours.

It educates 560 boys and girls aged from four to 13, with around 20 pupils in each class.

Fees cost £17,604 a year, and increase to £19,884 a year for those in year three and above.

The incident comes just days after after concerns were raised about security arrangements at the school after a local resident, Sarah Burnett-Moore, 54, claimed she had been able to wander the corridors unchallenged.

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