A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted and sustained serious injuries earlier today (8 March).

Police officers were called to a residential property on Shaggy Calf Lane in Slough at around 1.25pm where the victim was assaulted. He was taken by air ambulance to John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Stuart May, of Windsor police station, said: “We are currently investigating this incident in which a boy sustained serious injuries, requiring him to be taken to hospital.

“There was an increased police presence in the area this afternoon. We would like to reassure the community that we have made an arrest in connection with this incident, and an investigation is ongoing.

“This incident is not connected to a nearby secondary school in Shaggy Calf Lane."

Superintendent Sarah Grahame, LPA Commander for Slough, said: “We are making enquiries locally in connection with this incident, so people in the community are likely to see an increased presence of officers in the area as patrols take place.

“We would also like to appeal to anyone with information regarding this incident to get in touch with police by calling 101.”

If you have any information should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference URN 697 8/3.

Please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously if you do not want to speak to police by calling 0800 555 111.