The school where a huge brawl broke out has broken its silence following the arrests of girls aged 10 and 11. Thomas Knyvett College in Ashford Surrey has shared a message with parents and carers following the fight which has sent shockwaves through the community.

In the letter, addressed to parents and carers, Principal Richard Beeson wrote: "You may be aware that one of our students was injured in a violent altercation outside of school yesterday as they were making their way home.

"We would like to reassure you that the police were called and are currently investigating. We understand from the police statement below, that five arrests have been made in connection with this incident. We are supporting the police as they investigate this matter. If you have any information regarding this incident, then please contact the police."

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It continued: "We are aware that this incident will have caused concern among students and parents/carers. We can reassure you that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure this isolated incident is dealt with and that student safety is our paramount concern."

In total five people have been arrested in connection with the brawl, these include a 39-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, a 10-year-old girl, and a 43-year-old man. Police have also shared that a 15-year-old girl is wanted for arrest following the incident.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: "We are aware that this incident will have caused concern among students, parents, and staff at Thomas Knyvett College, as well as the wider community.

"We would like to reassure you that an investigation is underway, five arrests have been made in connection with this incident, and we are working closely with Thomas Knyvett College as we investigate this matter.

"We are also aware that several videos of this distressing incident are circulating on social media. We ask that you do not share any videos or images of this incident, but to submit them via the link below so they can be considered as evidence in this investigation."

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