A teenager has been arrested after a 15-year-old school boy was seriously injured as he was heading to school.

Armed officers responded to the incident within the Grange Farm area of Kesgrave in Suffolk at 8.40am.

Police were flooded with calls from members of the public reporting that a child had been shot.

The 15-year-old victim suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The teenager is undergoing urgent medial treatment.

A police spokesperson has confirmed that the suspect who cannot be identified was arrested five miles away from the scene and is currently being questioned by detectives.