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Safety measures put in place at St Mary's Primary School in Dover after knife discovered

Safety measures are being put in place at a primary school in Dover after a child discovered a knife in the grounds.

The head teacher of St Mary's Primary School, Helen D'Cruz, said she has ordered new fencing to separate an overgrown bit of land which borders the school where the knife was found.

It was discovered by a child on Thursday, March 26, who alerted an adult. The school then contacted the police to come and take the kitchen knife away.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the knifepoint robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses after the knifepoint robbery

The head teacher described the event as a "minor incident."

She said: "We're not in any way worried about this. It was a very minor incident. It was an old kitchen knife that could have been there for years. We just don't know."

Mrs D'Cruz said the new fencing should act as a deterrent for children exploring that part of the school's boundary.

She said: "Other than that we have a highly secure school site."

Kent Police confirmed it received a report of a knife found on the grounds of the school near a footpath in Laureston Place.

Officers attended and recovered the kitchen knife and no crimes were recorded.

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