Kesgrave shooting: Helicopter images show police investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption An air ambulance was called to the scene

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption An air ambulance was called to the scene

"We've made an arrest as part of this investigation and we're now working with all our partners and with the schools, to ensure that everyone feels safe when they're collecting their children from school this afternoon and in the days ahead".

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

Kesgrave High School said a Year 11 pupil had been in a "serious incident" on their way to school.

"I appreciate that many people will still be very concerned at an attack of this nature happening in a small town such as Kesgrave, but we continue to stress that incidents like this are extremely rare and that there is no wider threat to the community".

Suffolk Police said that just over two hours later, at 10.55am, armed officers arrested a boy five miles away in Ipswich on suspicion of attempted murder.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told the House of Commons: "I think we're all shocked and saddened to learn about the incident in which a young person was seriously hurt on their way to school in Suffolk today".

Suffolk Police will continue to carry out additional patrols to provide reassurance.

He added that the thoughts of the force remain with the victim and his family.

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"It sounded like scaffolding falling down originally because it was a big, big crash", he said.

Phil Bennett, 38, said his father lived near the scene in Kesgrave and heard a gunshot. And furthermore, it's inevitable that parents across Ipswich will be anxious following this morning's incident.

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"It's hard to believe this has happened 100 metres from my mum's front door, that someone's been shot".

The headmistress Julia Upton had confirmed a Year 11 pupil was involved while "on their way to school". Police will be present in the area and around the school throughout the school day. Police will be present in the area and around the school throughout the school day.

Suffolk Police said Friends Walk and Through Jollys are completely closed off and there is a partial closure on Ropes Drive.

Members of the public are asked to avoid these areas, which has been cordoned off by officers.

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