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A pupil of the Ark Globe Academy in Southwark is still missing after “falling into the River Thames from Tower Bridge.’

The boy, considered 13, didn’t arrive for courses on Tuesday morning.

A letter despatched to folks on the faculty by the headteacher mentioned he received off his bus early, carrying full uniform, and “fell into the river” from the landmark bridge.

The faculty’s govt principal Matt Jones mentioned police are treating it as a “missing individuals incident”.

He mentioned in a letter to folks: “It is with fear that I share information about (the boy’s identify), a Year 8 scholar at Ark Globe Academy.

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

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

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

“This is clearly distressing information for the younger particular person’s household, associates, and the broader Ark Globe neighborhood. As a college neighborhood, we’re coping with this sensitively in order to not compromise the integrity of the police investigation and we want to respect the privateness of the household whereas the investigation is ongoing. Our hopes and prayers are with the household at this very tough time.”

According to witnesses, a member of the general public made their means into the water to save lots of {the teenager} however managed solely to retrieve his schoolbag and jacket as he disappeared below the water.



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