Portadown College students hurt in Manchester incident

Portadown College.
Portadown College.

Students from Portadown College have received medical treatment after being “set upon” last night during a school trip to Manchester.

It is believed up to 10 students were hurt during an incident in the Trafford Centre on the outskirts of the city.

The students were on a weekend visit to the city and they had earlier attended the Manchester derby between Man United and Man City.

Chairman of the board of the school’s board of governors Peter Aiken confirmed that parents of the students were “immediately informed” about the incident.

“I’m aware that some students from Portadown College on a visit to Manchester over the past weekend were set upon by a number of youths,” said Mr Aiken.

“This is most unfortunate and on behalf of the principal and the board of governors I extend our good wishes to all those on the wrong end of this incident.

“Greater Manchester police are currently investigating the incident that took place at the Trafford Centre on Sunday.

“In accordance with College policy and safety procedures, parents and senior management were immediately informed. Following medical checks all the students were able to progress with their visit.”