An investigation is underway after a teenager was injured following a violent altercation in Ashford on Monday, 6 February.
Police were called following reports of a fight between a group of girls on the junction of Salcombe Road and Stanwell Road at around 2.30pm.
The victim has had her welfare confirmed and been spoken to by the police.
A 39-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, a 10-year-old girl, and a 43-year-old man have been arrested in connection with this incident.
We are also looking to arrest a sixth suspect, a 15-year-old girl. She knows she is wanted in connection with this incident, and we encourage her to hand herself in to her nearest police station.
We are aware that this incident will have caused concern among students, parents, and staff at Thomas Knyvett College, as well as the wider community. We would like to reassure you that an investigation is underway, five arrests have been made in connection with this incident, and we are working closely with Thomas Knyvett College as we investigate this matter.
We are also aware that several videos of this distressing incident are circulating on social media. We ask that you do not share any videos or images of this incident, but to submit them via the link below so they can be considered as evidence in this investigation.
Inspector Maxine Cilia, Borough Commander for Spelthorne, said, “I was shocked to see some of the video footage of this fight and the level of violence from young people outside one of our local schools.
“Every school child should feel safe in the local community and not the target of any kind of violence as they leave school premises.
“Surrey Police are now investigating this incident and gathering further evidence with the full co-operation of the school.
“There will be extra patrols in this local area for reassurance and to enable local people to speak with officers “
We are appealing for any eyewitnesses or anyone with CCTV, dashcam, helmet cam footage, or any images and videos on their mobile phones to get in touch.
You can upload any images or footage to our evidential portal at this link: https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/serip/appeal/assault-in-salcombe-road-ashford-2-30-pm-monday-6th-feb-2023
If you were driving or walking through the area around Salcombe Road yesterday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm and saw or heard something that might assist our investigation, please contact us quoting PR/45230014226 via: