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Wishaw schoolboy stabbed close to school

A 15-year-old boy has been reported after an assault close to a school in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, police have confirmed.

The BBC understands that another 15-year-old suffered stab wounds in an assault by a fellow pupil.

Officers said they were called to reports of an assault in a lane off Yarrow Crescent at about 08:50 on Tuesday 21 October.

Police said a 15-year-old had been reported to the Children's Reporter.

Police inquiries were continuing.

The injured schoolboy was taken to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment and has since been released.

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council Learning and Leisure said: "There was an incident on Tuesday 21 October outside of the high school, involving two of our students, during which a knife was allegedly used.

"The incident took place outside school grounds and before the start of school.

"This was a serious incident and we immediately contacted the police."

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