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Boy arrested after 20 pupils jabbed with diabetic needle

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after 20 pupils were jabbed with a diabetic testing needle at a school in Wolverhampton.

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Boy arrested after 20 pupils stabbed with diabetic pen

Outside the Moreton School this morning Credit: PA

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested by police after reports up to 20 children were stabbed with a diabetic pen at a school in Wolverhampton.

Officers from West Midlands Police received three complaints from parents on Monday June 2, saying their children has been jabbed with a finger-prick pen by a fellow pupil at the Moreton Community School.

Sergeant Steve Perry, from Low Hill, said:

"Officers have been into the school and identified at least 20 children it’s believed were jabbed with the pen. It has a needle ’nib’ just 3mm in length so none of the children are seriously hurt and public health officials have advised that the chance of infection is negligible.

"However, the pupils have been advised to have hepatitis injections as a precaution. An 11-year-old boy was arrested from his home address in Low Hill yesterday morning (June 3) and having been questioned by police has been bailed until a date July pending further enquiries."

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