A 13-year-old girl has suffered a serious brain injury and is currently in an induced coma after an incident in a school playground in Hull, England.
The 13-year-old schoolgirl, Neeka Atkinson was apparently picked up by her neck by an unknown boy at her school and dropped on her head into the concrete ground at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull her family said. Neeka was initially conscious after the incident but had to be quickly rushed to hospital when she started having fits.
Her sister Alisha said: "She began fitting and her eyes were rolling and she was being sick. "Neeka was rushed to hospital, they induced her into a coma and did a CT scan immediately. "They found that she had a big blood clot on her brain and also a bleed on the brain. Within minutes she was rushed to surgery that she was in for four hours.
"They don't have the facilities to keep her in Hull Royal, so she is waiting for a transfer to either Leeds or Sheffield. "They said any further hospitals they try to send her to will be too far and she won't make it."
Neeka is said to have regained consciousness but is struggling to speak and can only use the right side of her face.
Humberside Police have said that they are investigating the incident and that they had already interviewed a teenage boy.
The school principal, Helen Winn, said: "We are all desperately worried about our 13-year-old student following an incident last week. "All our thoughts are with her, her family, and her friends at this very difficult time. "We are enormously grateful for the outstanding work of our healthcare professionals who we know are doing all they can for her. "Because of the police involvement in the case, we are unable to say anything further at this stage."