A schoolboy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was attacked close to a school in south London.
Police were called to the scene after receiving reports a man was attacking people with a metal pole close to Dunraven School in Streatham.
The 13-year-old was found with a head injury in Leigham Court Road at about 3.30pm on Wednesday.
He was treated at the scene before being rushed to hospital where he is currently fighting for his life.
A man, 35, has been arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
Following the attack, the Dunraven Educational Trust tweeted: ‘Stay safe everyone. Stronger together.’
It tagged Dunraven in the message, along with two other local schools. It is not yet clear if the victim is a pupil of Dunraven School.
Lambeth Police tweeted: ‘Police were called to Leigham Court Road, SW16, at 15.23hrs on Wednesday to reports of a man attacking people with a pole. A 13yo boy was found with a head injury. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.
‘The boy’s condition has been assessed as life-threatening. A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH. He has been taken into custody.’
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