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Boy, 13, missing after ‘falling into River Thames on way to school’


An pressing hunt has been launched for a schoolboy who fell from London’s Tower Bridge and into the River Thames on his way to college.

In a letter to mother and father, Ark Globe Academy Principal Matt Jones mentioned the Year 8 pupil bought off the bus close to Tower Bridge and “fell into the River Thames” on Tuesday morning.

The pupil is claimed to have been sporting his full uniform on the time of the incident, which occurred after he bought off his morning bus a cease early – earlier than his regular cease shut to the varsity in Elephant and Castle.

He and a pal had taken the bus collectively on Tuesday morning, however the boy failed to present up on the south London college, Mr Jones wrote.

The boy is a pupil at Ark Globe Academy in Elephant and Castle, South London

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The boy is known as within the school’s letter, which was despatched to mother and father on Wednesday, however the Daily Star is withholding his title.

City of London Police is main the search.

River police, firefighters, the RNLI and a police helicopter have been additionally concerned within the search after the boy fell into the water at about 8am.

Mr Jones mentioned the boy “fell into the River Thames” from the enduring bridge and police have been treating it as a “missing individuals incident”.

Tower Bridge

The boy is claimed to have gotten off his bus a cease early and walked over Tower Bridge

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He described it as “distressing information” for the varsity neighborhood, including that his “hopes and prayers” have been with the missing kid’s household.

Mr Jones wrote: “It is with fear that I share information about [pupil’s name], a Year 8 pupil at Ark Globe Academy.

“On the morning of Tuesday 20 April, (he) didn’t make his way into college regardless of travelling on a bus with a pal in full college uniform.

“He bought off the bus close to Tower Bridge earlier than his regular bus cease nearest to Ark Globe Academy and fell into the River Thames.

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“At this second in time, police are treating this case as a ‘missing individuals’ incident.

“This is clearly distressing information for [the pupil’s} household, pals and the broader Ark Globe neighborhood.

“Our hopes and prayers are with the household at this very tough time.”

Mr Jones added: “I need to reassure and remind you that everybody working in our academy is aware of the necessary position that they play in protecting youngsters secure,

“Ark Globe workers are nicely skilled to spot regarding alerts from college students they usually know precisely how to escalate points if exterior, skilled assist is required.”

The principal acknowledged that “this final yr has been a really tough time for a lot of of our college students and their households”, and urged mother and father to contact the varsity or NSPCC if their youngsters need assistance.

Daily Star has contacted City of London Police for additional info.

If you or any individual you understand has been affected by this story, contact the NSPCC without spending a dime, confidential recommendation on 0808 800 5000 or go to their web site, www.nspcc.org.uk.