BREAKING: Child shot whilst walking to school in Ipswich

According to reports, a year 11 pupil has been ‘shot’ on their way to school.

BREAKING: Child shot whilst walking to school in Ipswich: At the scene this morning, an air ambulance was called.

Julia Upton, headteacher at Kesgrave High School, sent a message to parents saying: ‘We have been 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 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 at 3.20pm as normal.’

Suffolk Police said in a statement: ‘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.’  Global247News Twitter

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