The 14-year-old boy killed in a sword attack in London yesterday was a pupil at the same school attended by Nottingham stabbing victim Grace O’Malley-Kumar, Sky News understands.

The development comes after Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said one of the officers injured in the rampage in Hainault nearly lost her hand while apprehending the suspect on Tuesday morning.

The schoolboy who was killed was a student at Bancroft’s private school in Woodford Green.

Grace O’Malley-Kumar – who was killed in a knife attack in Nottingham in June last year – was a former student at the school.

The school’s flag is flying at half mast today after the most recent tragedy.

Ms O’Malley Kumar’s parents offered support to the schoolboy’s family this morning.

The 14-year-old and Grace O’Malley-Kumar attended Bancroft’s school

Four other people were injured in the attack, including the female police officer and another officer. None of their injures are thought to be life-threatening.

Police have said they don’t think it was a targeted attack, or terror-related, and they were working to establish the circumstances of what took place.

Officers were initially called to the scene at 7am with footage showing police apprehending a sword-wielding after he was tasered.

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Sir Mark has said officers were “on the ground in 12 minutes” and that “some of the first contacts led to officers being very severely injured”.

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