A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after allegedly being attacked at a school in Tower Hamlets.

Police were called at around 2.50pm yesterday (Thursday, March 30) after the boy attended Royal London Hospital.

A Met Police spokesperson said he had been injured during an incident at a school in Portman Place, Bethnal Green earlier in the day.

Police haven't named the school but the only school in that road is Morpeth Secondary School.

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The boy was treated at hospital before being discharged.

Another 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm (ABH).

He has been bailed to return on a date in mid-June.

The injury was originally thought to be as a result of a stabbing but it has been established that this was not the case

Superintendent Andy Port of the Central East Command Unit said: "The initial allegation made to police was that the boy had received the injury as a result of a bladed weapon.

"Our investigation has subsequently established that this was not the case.

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"I understand the distress and concern that mentioning a bladed weapon in the original partnership message has caused to the school and the wider community and even though the message was sent with the very best intention I apologise that the message was circulated before the full facts were established."

Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

*We updated this story at 4.55pm on March 31 after the Met Police amended its statement to remove mention of it being a stab injury.