A YOUNG girl has died after a car collided with a primary school building in south-west London this morning.
The Metropolitan Police service confirmed the fatality this afternoon, after earlier revealing that nine people had been injured in the incident at The Study Preparatory School in Camp Road.
“We can now confirm that sadly a child has died following an incident where a car collided with a building at a school in Wimbledon,`’ the Met Police stated.
Detective Chief Superintendent Clair Kelland, local police commander for south west London, said: “This is tragic news and our thoughts are with the girl’s family and friends, and everyone affected today.
“We remain at the scene and are continuing our investigation into the full circumstances of the incident.”
The Met Police have further confirmed that the driver of the vehicle, a woman aged in her 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The police force is “awaiting further updates” from the London Ambulance Service regarding the condition of six other children and two adults who were injured in the incident.
Northern Irishman Ciarán McAuley, has been headteacher at the private, fee-paying primary school for girls since January 2023.
The the school has around 142 pupils, aged between two and 11 years old.