13-year-old boy in hospital after man attacks people with pole

Chiara Giordano
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Google street view image of Leigham Court Road, in Streatham, south London (Google)
Google street view image of Leigham Court Road, in Streatham, south London (Google)

A teenage boy is fighting for life in hospital after police were called to reports of a man attacking people with a pole.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to Leigham Court Road, Streatham, at about 3.30pm on Wednesday.

A 13-year-old boy was treated at the scene for a head injury before being taken to hospital where police say his condition has been assessed as life-threatening.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Additional reporting by PA