AN INCIDENT involving “suspicious behaviour” prompted police to attend a school in Rhyl today (April 25).

Christ the Word Catholic School, on Cefndy Road, was placed in lockdown earlier this afternoon.


Rhyl school put in lockdown today following incident

Shortly before 3pm today, North Wales Police officers responded to reports of “suspicious behaviour” near the school.

Chief Inspector David Cust said: “It’s understandable there may be concerns, however we don’t believe there to be any risk to the school or the public but we will continue to have a high presence in the area.

“Anyone with information that could assist with our enquiries is asked to contact us on 101, or via the website, quoting reference number Q057681.”

At 2.57pm, a text sent to parents and shown to the Journal, read: “We are in a full lockdown. Everything is under control.

“Please avoid school site until further notice.”

This, the parent said, was followed by another text at 3.09pm saying: “Lockdown is over. Please collect your children from the normal exit.”