Thirteen children in hospital after 'eating sweets' at school

Thirteen teenage pupils have been taken to hospital after ‘eating what they believed to be sweets’ at a school in north London.

Pictures from outside the girls school shared on social media show ambulances parked outside.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 11.45am on October 5, to reports of children feeling unwell having eaten what they believed to be sweets at a school in Highgate Road.

‘As a precaution, 13 children have been taken to hospital. Their parents have been informed. Nobody is believed to be seriously unwell.

‘Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

‘There has been no arrest. The school has not been evacuated.’

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 11.44am today to reports of an incident at La Sainte Union Catholic School, Highgate.

‘We dispatched a number of resources including a clinical team leader, five ambulance crews, medics in cars and incident response officers.’

‘We assessed thirteen teenagers at the scene and took them to hospital.’ 

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