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A child has been rushed to a major trauma centre as a "priority" by paramedics after an air ambulance landed at Bedfont Primary School in Feltham

Several concerned residents reported on social media that a hellicopter was spotted flying low and circling in the Feltham area on Wednesday afternoon (September 26) and it is understood to have landed at the school, on Hatton Road.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman has confirmed paramedics treated a child at the scene and took them by road to a major trauma centre as a priority patient.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed officers were called to assist a "hurt child" but could provide no further information at this time, despite one resident reporting that several police vans were seen in the area.

Bedfont Primary school caters for pupils aged aged 3-11 and has 675 pupils in total.

The school and local authority have both been contacted for more information on the incident.

Follow our liveblog below for more updates as we get them on this incident:

More on the little boy's injury

Hounslow Council is happy the school acted appropriately. Read the full story here.

School website reports nursery child received head injury

A post on the Bedfont Primary School website reported that the child involved in yesterday’s incident was nursery-age and received a head injury.

The post reads: “Parents may have heard that we had an incident where a nursery pupil injured his head after running into a door frame.

“We have followed our normal procedures for such incidents and the child’s parents have been fully involved.”

The post also confirmed that the school would be open as usual today.

Council confirms a statement to come later this morning

A spokeswoman from London Borough of Hounslow confirmed that the first official statement on the incident will be released later this morning.

Bedfont Primary School refused to give details to a parent

Kay Alexandra, who has a daughter at Bedfont Primary School, said the school had refused to give details to another parent.

She said: “I’m unable to give you details as the school wouldn’t give any.

“I asked my friend, who is also a parent of a child there, and she said they wouldn’t say.”

London Borough of Hounslow may be unable to comment until tomorrow morning

A spokeswoman for London Borough of Hounslow has confirmed that they may be unable to comment on the incident until tomorrow morning.

She said that they had been attempting to reach the Bedfont Primary School headteacher for more information but had so far been unsuccessful.

Bedfont Primary School unable to comment on incident

Bedfont Primary School were contacted for comment on the incident by Get West London.

However, a school spokeswoman could not provide details of the events that seriously injured a child on the school grounds.

She said: “You need to contact our local authority for any information.”

London Ambulance confirms child taken to major trauma centre after incident

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 1.42pm today to Hatton Road, Feltham, to reports of an incident.
“We sent an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a child at the scene and took them by road to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

Location of the incident

As this map shows, the incident occurred at a Feltham primary school very close to Heathrow airport.

Map showing the location of Bedfont Primary School
Map showing the location of Bedfont Primary School

This is what we know

Details of the incident available so far:

  • A helicopter was spotted by residents circling low over Feltham
  • Residents, including parents with children at the school, reported that it landed at Bedfont Primary School
  • A Met Police spokesman confirmed that it attended to assist a hurt child