Police appeal for information and ‘remaining on scene to reassure residents’ after attack at Doncaster primary school site

Police have appealed for witnesses to an attack carried outside a Doncaster primary school this morning, and said they were remaining on the scene.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 4:06 pm

Officers confirmed that they were called to Sandringham Road, Intake, this morning at around 8.45am to reports of an assault there.

Eye witnesses described how the attack spilled into the grounds of Sandringham Primary School. Officers said a car was also reported to have been damaged in the incident, which happened as school pupils were arriving at the school.

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Police car outside Sandringham Primary School today

In a statement issued this afternoon, South Yorkshire Police said: “It is reported that a group of four men in a blue Volvo exited their vehicle, caused damage to a silver Fiesta and assaulted its driver who had attempted to flee.

“The offenders and the victim then fled the scene separately. Enquiries are ongoing to locate those involved.

“Officers remain at the scene to carry out their investigation and to provide reassurance to local residents.

“If you have any information that might help our officers, please call 101 quoting incident number 213 of 9 June.”

Parents on social media have praised the school for making sure the children were kept safe.

One said: “Well done to my boys school for keeping our children safe.”

Another added: “Respect to the staff at Sandringham Primary – they got all our kids inside and safe, they’re supporting the kids in school.”

Another praised the school for “getting the kids out of the way swiftly and safely without anyone getting hurt.”

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