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Teenager arrested by armed police on suspicion of attempted murder

Taking no chances: Armed officers in Ipswich yesterday PICTURE: PA

A TEENAGE boy was last night being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a 15-year-old pupil was shot on his way to school yesterday.

Roads surrounding Kesgrave High School in Suffolk were sealed off following the incident at around 8.40am.

About two hours later, the suspect, also 15, was arrested driving a car by armed police around five miles away in Ipswich. He was pictured being taken into a police vehicle in handcuffs.

The victim, a year 11 student, was shot in the jaw, according to MailOnline. He was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he was last night having urgent treatment for ‘very serious injuries’.

Suspect: Teenager is escorted to a police car after the shooting at Kesgrave High School in Suffolk

Suffolk Police were treating the shooting as an isolated incident, and said there was thought to be no wider threat to the school or local community. Asst Ch Con Rob Jones said: ‘We have made an arrest as part of the investigation and are working to ensure that everyone feels safe when they are collecting their children from school this afternoon. I would ask anyone with information to come forward.’

The owner of an animal shelter in Kesgrave said they saw a person believed to be the suspect hiding in his back garden, with a hooded top over his arm. He said: ‘My dogs were going ballistic.

‘When I went to the window to have a look there was a man who looked like he was carrying something. At first I thought it was a bat or pole or something, and he went down behind my enclosures. I didn’t see where he went.’