‘Armed police’ swarm village school as pupils are ‘locked down’ inside

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Armed police have been spotted in a village in Surrey and a local school has reportedly gone into lockdown.

Locals in Bagshot say the village is swarming with armed officers and school children have been put into lockdown in what Surrey Police have described as an "incident".

Responding to a concerned resident, the force said on Twitter: "Officers are on scene at an incident. At this time, we can't provide any more information. If and when we are able to release more info, we will do on our social media pages and/or website."

A parent has shared a message they received from Bagshot Infant School this afternoon saying they "cannot release the children" due to a "suspicious incident".

It read: "Dear parents and carers, we have been made aware of a suspicious incident in the surrounding area and have been advised to lock down the school.

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"All children and staff are safe and well and lessons are continuing as normal.

"Until we have been given the all clear we cannot release the children.

"Please await further updates before coming to collect your children. Please do not call the school, to ensure we keep our phone lines open."

Concerned parents have taken to social media, with some reporting sightings of a police helicopter in the area.

Bagshot is located approximately 26 miles southwest of central London.

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