Gunmen strike at Harlesden primary school

TWO children were injured when youths opened fire in a primary school playground with a toy gun, the Times can reveal.

TWO children were injured when youths opened fire in a primary school playground with a toy gun.

The pupils aged 10 and 11 were targeted by the three thugs who clambered a wall at Mitchell Brook Primary School, Bridge Road, Harlesden, then fired their weapon at the year five and six pupils.

The two children who were struck by the small balls from the toy gun were seen by the school nurse and given the all clear.

Theresa Landreth, the school’s headmistress, said: “We take the safety of our pupils very seriously.


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“Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. We called the police as soon as the incident happened.

“I have written to all parents to reassure them of our priority to keep their children safe at school and have asked for increased police presence from the Safer Neighbourhood team during school hours.”

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A spokeswoman for Brent Police confirmed that officers from Stonebridge Safer Neighbourhood Team had increased patrols around the school.

Anyone with information should call Stonebridge SNT on 0208 721 2060 or Crimestoppers anonmously on 0800 555 111.

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