A 13-year-old lad is fighting for his life in hospital after a man allegedly attacked pupils with a metal pole outside a school in London.
Emergency services found the teen with serious injuries outside Dunraven School in Streatham, in the borough of Lambeth south London just before 3.30pm, yesterday -Wednesday.
Video posted on social media shows a man involved in an argument with several people, around 3.23pm, before police arrive and apprehend him.
Witnesses reported a man attacked several pupils with a metal pole.
In a statement, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said the youth was rushed to hospital where his condition is "life-threatening".
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A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH, said the force.
The Met Police said: "Police were called to Leigham Court Road, SW16, at 15.23hrs on Wednesday, November 25, to reports of a man attacking people with a pole.
"Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service.
"A 13-year-old boy was found with a head injury. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. His condition has been assessed as life-threatening."
The statement went on: "A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH. He has been taken into custody."
It added that enquiries were ongoing and a crime scene was in place. The suspect is being questioned by detectives.
Dunraven School later tweeted: "Stay safe everyone. Stronger together."
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