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15-Year-Old Boy Shot While Walking To School In Ipswich

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15-Year-Old Boy Shot While Walking To School In Ipswich

A 15-year-old boy has been shot while walking to school in Ipswich this morning.

An air ambulance was called to the scene, which involved a pupil from Kesgrave High School. A police cordon was put in place, with the BBC reporting that a person was seen receiving medical attention at the time.

Suffolk Police confirmed the boy sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital. He is receiving urgent medical attention. Another teenage boy has been arrested and taken into custody for questioning.

Credit: Kesgrave High School
Credit: Kesgrave High School
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Assistant Chief Constable Rob Jones said: "Following this serious incident our priority is to keep everyone safe.

"We have now made an arrest as part of the investigation and are working with our partners in Suffolk and our schools to ensure that everyone feels safe when they are collecting their children from school this afternoon.

"There will be more police officers on patrol and to provide reassurance in the area and I would ask for anyone with information about this incident to come forward."

The air ambulance from Essex and Herts took off at around 10am after landing on a grassy area nearby to the school.

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The school tweeted: "We have made aware by the police that there has been a serious incident involving one of our Year 11 students, on their way to school. Students in school are safe and we are managing the situation in constant, close communication with the police.

"Students are to remain in school and will be kept safe in liaison with the police. Police will be present in the area and around the school throughout the school day. At the present time we are expecting students to be dismissed at the end of the school day, 3.20, as normal."

Suffolk Police released a statement earlier today appealing for information.

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It read: "Police are currently at the scene of a serious incident in Kesgrave.

"Officers were called just after 8.40am this morning, Monday 7 September, to reports of a shooting in Grange Farm.

"Friends Walk and Through Jollys are completely closed off at present and there is a partial closure on Ropes Drive. Members of the public are asked to avoid these areas.

"Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 58 of 7 September."

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Topics: UK News

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