A seven year old resident of Babonneau is reported to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Victoria Hospital, after allegedly being attacked by another boy, aged fifteen.
The matter is currently the subject of a police investigation.
It is alleged that the fifteen year old made an indecent proposal to the seven year old, who promised to report the matter to his mother.
Reliable sources told the Times that in an apparent bid to prevent the younger boy from so doing, the teenager attacked the seven year old with a piece of wood.
The seven year old sustained serious head injuries, it is reported.