Woman bailed after policeman attacked in Highbury school
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Officer returns to duty after suspected dislocated thumb
A woman arrested after a policeman was attacked in a school has been bailed.
The assault, which took place at Highbury Grove School at around 8.20am of Friday morning, left the officer needing hospital treatment with an injured hand - thought to be a dislocated thumb.
A female suspect was arrested on suspicion of GBH, and has now been bailed to return to a north London police station in mid-April.
Meanwhile the officer was given medical treatment and is back on active duty.
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A witness at the scene, who asked not to be named, said: “Early this morning [Friday] at around 8.30am around four or five police cars pulled up outside Highbury Grove School with about 12 officers.
“Pupils were being sent around to side entrance in Grosvenor Avenue to enter the school and a short while later a female was brought out escorted by around 12 officers holding her bent forwards.
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“She was put into a police van and taken away. No idea what this was about just looked a serious issue at a school.”
Tom Sherrington, head teacher at the school said; “Somebody who was not supposed to be on the premises turned up so we called the police. They came and arrested her.
“They came quickly and acted very well. They got her off site very quickly.
“She couldn’t get access to the main building and there was never any risk to the children at the school.
“Lessons are continuing as normal.”