Crawley College incident: Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner says staff and students acted ‘tremendously’

Deputy Labour Party leader Angela Rayner has paid tribute to the ‘tremendous’ actions of staff and students during a major incident at Crawley College.

Speaking to this newspaper during a visit to Crawley today, April 27, The Shadow First Secretary of State said it was a ‘scary’ situation after armed police swooped on the college.

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Ms Rayner added: “By all accounts the staff acted tremendously and the students did [too].

Armed police at the scene at Crawley College on Monday

“It’s really scary when something like that happens especially on your doorstep.”

The response to the incident was ‘robust’, the deputy leader said.

She added: “The police are here, there’s a big strong presence now.

“[It was] very very lucky nobody was seriously injured.”