Extra security at school after attack

EXTRA security procedures are being put in place at a Suffolk boarding school today after three of its teenage pupils were attacked.As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, one of the students, an 18-year-old man, was left with a broken jaw after the assault in the grounds of Holbrook's Royal Hospital School (RHS) at 5pm on Sunday.

EXTRA security procedures are being put in place at a Suffolk boarding school today after three of its teenage pupils were attacked.

As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, one of the students, an 18-year-old man, was left with a broken jaw after the assault in the grounds of Holbrook's Royal Hospital School (RHS) at 5pm on Sunday.

The school's headteacher, Howard Blackett, said: “The welfare and safety of pupils at the Royal Hospital School is of paramount importance and extra security procedures are being put in place in response to the incident.”

The three friends had been walking in the school grounds when a car sped past them before coming to an abrupt halt.


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Five people, who the victims did not recognise, got out and the driver became aggressive and threatening towards the 18-year-old, punching him in the mouth knocking out a tooth and fracturing his upper jaw.

The driver punched another of the RHS students in the eye and the five people got back in the car and drove off.

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The driver of the car, a small five door dark coloured hatchback, is described as white, in his late teens to early twenties, 5ft10in to 5ft11in tall, of stocky build, with slight stubble, cropped fair hair and wearing grey trousers, a beige t-shirt and white trainers.

Anyone with information about the assault should Pc Chris Garrod at Capel St Mary Police Station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

n Did you see the attack? Contact The Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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