I know our community continues to be shocked by yesterday’s awful accident at The Study Preparatory School. I send my sympathy and condolences to the family of the child who tragically lost their life, my thoughts and prayers are with them.
Further updates will be forthcoming from the Emergency Services and Merton Council.
In the coming days and weeks, I will be working to support all those involved in any way I can.
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those in hospitals, receiving treatment, and with the families and friends of those impacted.
I want to extend my thanks to all the emergency services who attended the scene and the diligent and hardworking staff behind the scenes – including at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals.
As confirmed by the Metropolitan Police, this is not being classed a terrorist incident. There has been much speculation on social media and the press as to the cause of the accident and this is something that will be addressed at a later date. I would further encourage everyone to refrain from further speculation.
Merton Council will be responsible for the follow-up operation and I will be working closely with them and local Councillors to ensure appropriate support is provided to those affected.