Hartley Brook Primary School in Sheffield open as normal despite major incident nearby

A Sheffield school close to where a major incident unfolded this morning is open as normal today.

Friday, 24th May 2019, 12:06 pm
Updated Friday, 24th May 2019, 12:21 pm

Emergency services were called to Gregg House Road – close to Hartley Brook Primary Academy in Shiregreen – at 7.30am and six children were taken to hospital.

Police and paramedics entered a house in the street and six children inside were removed from the property.

Police activity in Shiregreen this morning

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There were multiple police cars and ambulances at the scene and an air ambulance landed in the grounds of the nearby school.

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A member of staff there said: “Nothing at all has happened at the school.“The kids are in school as normal. We are not under lockdown.”

In a statement issued earlier today, South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at around 7.30am today to reports of concerns for safety at a property on Gregg House Road, Shiregreen.

“Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance have attended and transported six children to hospital.

“Two people are under arrest.

“There will be a significant police presence at the scene throughout the day as officers continue enquiries.”

A police cordon remains in place at the house where the incident unfolded.

More to follow.