A schoolboy who was found unconscious and bleeding on the pavement may have tripped over because was late for school and running, shocked neighbours fear.
Police cordoned off the street in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, after they received reports that there were ‘concerns’ about the 14-year-old boy’s safety.
Officers arrived at the scene at 8.30am today and one eyewitness said the bloodied schoolboy was taken to hospital in an ambulance.
The teen, who has not yet been named, took a tumble and reportedly hit his head and concerned neighbours noticed the boy was unconscious and began to administer CPR before shouting ‘he hasn’t got a pulse’.
Officers have cordoned off the road in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, after the schoolboy was found covered in blood
Eyewitnesses say the boy had blood on him and was rushed to hospital by paramedics where his condition is not known at this stage.
Another neighbour fears the youngster ‘might have been running because he was late for school’.
Neighbour Janine Robertson, 61, a retired doctors receptionist, today said: ‘We were told that a pupil from Mirfield Free Grammar had fallen and knocked his head on the kerb.
‘He was found unconscious and someone fetched the defibrillator from St Andrew’s Church.
‘It was cordoned off most of the day. There were police cars, ambulances, lots of people stood around watching.
‘My neighbour said she had opened her curtains and had seen someone laid on the floor, a boy in school uniform.
‘A lady was apparently giving him CPR and said that he was unresponsive, she shouted out I can’t get a pulse.
‘It has been a shock for everyone to be honest. At first we thought he might have been running because he was late for school.’
It’s understood the youngster is a pupil at Mirfield Free Grammar which is 0.1 miles away from where the alleged fall place.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson earlier today said: ‘Police were called at 8:47 to reports of a concern for safety.
‘Ambulance and police attended on Southway in Mirfield, where a boy was found with serious injuries.
‘The 14-year-old was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.’
Angelina Nicholson, who lives nearby, said: ‘I just opened the curtain and the boy was laid on the floor.
An Adidas bag and paramedic kit were found at the scene near where the boy was treated
‘There was no movement at all and the lady was knelt down over him, a very good lady doing CPR.
‘He was bleeding, she had blood on her face. There was just no movement whatsoever.
‘Right up until they took him in the ambulance, there was still no movement. There was a lot of police supporting him and then I think his mum did appear.
‘He looked about 14 to 16-years-old in an MFG [Mirfield Free Grammar] uniform. There were two other boys there, I don’t know if they were his friends.
‘One of them looked really sad and upset. They both looked in shock to be honest.’