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  1. Streatham Hill pole attack was 'isolated' incident

    An incident where a man attacked people with a pole in south London has been described as "isolated" by police.

    Police cordon at the scene

    A 13-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury after he was attacked while walking on Leigham Court Road in Streatham Hill on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    The boy's condition is no longer life-threatening, added officers.

    Supt Ian Howells said the assault was "shocking" and had caused "alarm and distress".

    He added: “We would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated and contained incident."

    A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and remains in custody.

    Met Police are appealing for any information or dash-cam footage of the incident.

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