Student badly injured during 'play fight'

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An undergraduate suffered severe head injuries after a student prank went wrong, it emerged today.

Benedict Cadwallader, 19, from Liverpool, is in a critical but stable condition in Leeds General Infirmary following the student prank last Wednesday.



It is understood the teenager was injured after "play-fighting" with fellow students went wrong.



A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police received a report of a 19-year-old student being injured in an incident at Devonshire Hall student accommodation, in Headingley.



"He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where his condition is described as critical but stable.



"Two 19-year-old students were arrested in connection with incident and subsequently released on police bail pending further inquiries."



Police said they received the report of a 19-year-old student being injured in an incident at the hall of residence at about 2am last Wednesday.



Detectives have appealed to students and other possible witnesses to contact them.



It is understood Mr Cadwallader had earlier been drinking at the Bourbon Club in Leeds city centre.



A university spokeswoman said: "We are sorry to confirm that one of our students has been injured in an incident at Devonshire Hall student accommodation."