Police reveal 2 staff members injured in assault at college in East Sussex - Teenage boy released under investigation

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A boy has been released under investigation by police after two members of staff were injured after being assaulted at a college in East Sussex on Monday (July 8), police said.

The incident happened at Bexhill College, in Penland Road, Sussex Police said.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Police attended Bexhill College in Penland Road after a report of assaults on two staff members on Monday, July 8.

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“A boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken into custody. He has since been released under investigation. A 51-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were both assaulted and received first aid medical treatment. Their injuries were minor.

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“Officers remained at the scene and are working in partnership with the college to engage with the young people impacted.

“This was an isolated incident that did not pose a threat to the wider community.”

A Bexhill College spokesperson said: “The incident was quickly isolated and contained by staff on site. Police were called and dealt with the incident in a calm and professional manner. There was no threat to the wider college community.”