A HORRIFIED dad screamed “my son” after his little boy was rushed to hospital with serious burns at a school carol service today.
The lad, whose age hasn’t been released, was at the festive event for kids aged seven to at a Croydon church when a Christmas tree or decorations reportedly caught fire.
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He has now been airlifted to hospital, while a man and woman are also being treated for less serious burns.
It is understood the child is a pupil at St Thomas Becket Catholic School, in Croydon, South London.
A shopkeeper told the Sun: “The boy’s father came in here afterwards and was crying, really upset saying my son my son.”
Another local added: “I just saw the ambulances and helicopter, there were a lot of schoolchildren outside the church just after it happened.
“My daughter has dance classes at the community center at the hall, and they have been cancelled because of what happened but no one has told us exactly what the incident was.
“It’s horrible, they were probably practicing for ages, for months for the concert.”
Police have now cordoned off Our Lady of the Annunciation Church while they investigate.
London Fire Brigade and Health and Safety Executive have also been informed and inquiries continue.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “A young boy was reported to have received serious burns during a Christmas event.
“One adult was also reported to have received burn injuries, these are not believed to be serious.”
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