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Police investigate report of an assault at Abertillery school

GWENT POLICE have confirmed they are investigating an allegation of assault at a school in Abertillery.

On Tuesday, May 17, an allegation of an assault of an 11-year-old boy at a school in Abertillery was lodged.

Superintendent Vicki Townsend said: “Our officers are supporting and liaising closely with the family of the young boy who, when leaving the school grounds following the reported assault, received a serious injury to his hand as a result of it being caught in a fence.

“Since we received this report, on Wednesday 18 May, there has been significant interest and coverage of this. I would urge people to think about the impact their social media posts and commentary could have on those affected, as the police investigation continues.

“We’re working closely with the school and officers continue to carry out enquiries in the area.”

Anyone with any information that could help the ongoing police investigation can call us on 101, quoting 2200165495, or DM us.

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A spokesperson for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council have released the following statement: “Abertillery Learning Community is working with Gwent Police in relation to an ongoing investigation into an alleged assault on the secondary campus. 

“All campuses at Abertillery Learning Community will be closed tomorrow on health and safety grounds. Learners will access blended learning for Monday, 23rd May.

“The safety and well-being of learners and staff remains of paramount importance to the Learning Community and the Local Authority at all times.”