A young schoolgirl has been shot in the head and armed police are on the scene.

Police have sealed the area off

Police have sealed the area off

The incident happened in Spring Hill in Northiam in Sussex. Police officers are currently at the scene and have confirmed that one person suffered a gunshot wound and has been transported to hospital for medical treatment. The severity of injury has not been released.

Armed police are working to make sure the area is safe and Spring Hill has been sealed off to allow officers to investigate. A cordon is in place and local diversions have been set up. Spring Hill is likely to be closed for the next few hours.

There is no evidence that the public are at risk but locals will be kept updated.

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