Police Update

8 October 2018

Following last week’s incident, the following updates have been issued from Antonio Weeks, Inspector for Exmouth:

· 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 schools over the next few days and a certain key 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 understandable 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.

If you require any further support from us around managing the impact of this incident on your school community or have any specific questions then please get in touch thorough normal channels or by emailing me on antonia.weeks@dc.police.uk

Antonia Weeks

Inspector for Exmouth