Fight breaks out between 2 women at school gates

Victoria Primary School. Picture: Scott Taylor

Victoria Primary School. Picture: Scott Taylor

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TWO women are being investigated by police after a fight was started outside a primary school as parents waited to pick up their children.

Onlookers said youngsters were left “shaken” by the scenes outside Victoria Primary School in Newhaven, in which neither woman suffered serious injuries.

Councillor Allan Jackson, Conservative member for the Forth ward, said the fight was reported to the school’s parent council by headteacher Laura Thomson.

“She had only told people about it before they heard it from others,” he added.

Parents said the fight started at picking up time last Tuesday, around 3.20pm.

They claimed it was sparked after the two women’s children fell out with each other.

Police confirmed that no-one has been charged, but added that investigations were ongoing.

Neither the school nor the city council was willing to comment.

A Police Scotland spokesman said they were trying to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

He said: “Police in Edinburgh received a report of a disturbance, which took place in the grounds of a primary school in the Newhaven area of the city on Tuesday, November 10. Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing.”

Last year, the Evening News told how two women were charged after brawling at Broomhouse Primary School over remarks made on Facebook about one of their children.

The confrontation broke out as pupils were being dropped off and horrified staff watched the pair “roll around the ground” as punches flew.

It was reported at the time that one woman lunged at another as she headed to the headteacher’s office to report “disparaging comments” apparently made about her child on social media.

One woman is then said to have dragged the other along the ground of the reception area, delivering several blows that left her “covered in blood” and in need of hospital treatment.

john.connell@edinburghnews.com