We have been asked by Devon and Cornwall Police to pass on the following message to all members of our school community
You may be aware that over the last few days they have been investigating a serious assault on a 10 year old girl in Exmouth.
We have been asked to share this public message:
- A boy has been charged and remanded in custody.
- There is no need for school journey plans to change, but we want everyone to ensure they are comfortable with their normal routines and arrangements around school runs/travel etc. There will therefore be an increased police presence around some schools over the next few days and at certain times in the future. This is purely for reassurance and to allow people to ask questions or share concerns.
- Now the court process is underway, any disclosure of the identities of those involved or speculation, including on social media, risks contempt of court. We ask that this message is passed to young people.
- There is understandably significant media interest in this incident. If you feel uncomfortable with anyone around school premises or are approached by someone asking questions then please call police on 101 or 999 if you feel it requires urgent attendance.