Teen bailed after public school attack

POLICE investigating an attack on a pupil at a Suffolk boarding school have released a teenager on bail pending further enquiries. A probe was launched after an 18-year-old student from Royal Hospital School (RHS) in Holbrook was left with a fractured upper jaw after he was punched in the incident on May 13.

POLICE investigating an attack on a pupil at a Suffolk boarding school have released a teenager on bail pending further enquiries.

A probe was launched after an 18-year-old student from Royal Hospital School (RHS) in Holbrook was left with a fractured upper jaw after he was punched in the incident on May 13. One of his peers was also hit.

A police spokesman said an 18-year-old voluntarily presented himself for questioning at Ipswich's Customer Services Centre in the town hall following reports of the attack in The Evening Star.

He has since been released and bailed to return to Ipswich Police Station on June 30.

The assault took place at around 5pm on the school's grounds.

A car containing five people drove past the trio before coming to a halt. One of the people in the car was aggressive and threatening towards the victim and punched him in the mouth, knocking out a tooth as well as fracturing his jaw.

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He punched another male in the eye before the five people got back in to the car and drove off.

RHS headteacher Howard Blackett said extra security measures were being put in place to protect the public school's pupils.

The attacker was described as white, in his late teens to early twenties, 5ft10in to 5ft11in tall, of stocky build, with slight stubble, cropped fair hair and wearing grey trousers, a beige t-shirt and white trainers.

Anyone with information about the assault should Pc Chris Garrod at Capel St Mary Police Station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Is security tight enough around our schools? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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