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Man on roof of Aylesbury school

Man on roof of Aylesbury school

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:57am 30th January 2019. (Updated at 4:07pm 30th January 2019)

A school in Aylesbury has been in 'lock down' this lunchtime.

Police and other emergency services are at Ashmead School, dealing with a man on the roof.

The primary school, on Walton Court, has been placed in lock down while the incident is dealt with.

UPDATE 13.00: Emergency services have been on the roof and arrested the man.

He has been detained under the Mental Health Act. 

No-one was hurt during the incident. 

Headteacher Marcus Pickover said:

I have just spoken with a senior police officer on the school site and would like to share with you all that the situation at school is now being drawn to a conclusion.

Please be assured that everyone at school is safe and well.

Unless you hear otherwise, we anticipate that collection at the end of the school day will be ‘as normal’. There are no planned changes for the rest of the week.

Man on roof of Aylesbury school
Police were on the scene all morning

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said:

"Thames Valley Police officers were called today at about  9.40am following reports that a man is on the roof of Ashmead School in Aylesbury.

"Officers attended the scene and are working with other emergency services to ensure that the man is removed safely from the roof.

"The school has been closed while this incident is ongoing. No one has been injured."

Ashmead School lockdown
A man has been on the roof of the school since 9.40 this morning

Mix96's Charlotte Fisher was on the scene and police officers confirmed there was a man on the roof.

The situation has since been resolved, with an arrest made.

Ashmead School lockdown
Police cordon in place around Ashmead School

In a statement to parents, the headteacher said:

I am sure you can appreciate that on unusual days such as this, the first priority of all staff is to the children.

With that in mind, I hope you don’t mind me asking that you avoid phoning the school unless it is absolutely necessary.

Man on roof of Aylesbury school
The nursery was shut while the incident was dealt with
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