A PROMISING student from Wirral suffered severe head injuries after a university prank went wrong.
Former Birkenhead School student and Leeds University fresher Benedict Cadwallader, 19, is in a critical but stable condition in Leeds General Infirmary following the student prank.
Reports from fellow students suggested play-fighting and forfeit games may have got out of hand on October 20 when the teen was injured.
It is believed he was hurt after a night out in the city centre, with police called to halls of residence at 2am.
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.
“Two 19-year-old students were arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further inquiries.”
Mr Cadwallader studied as a pupil at Birkenhead School, in Oxton, but went on to attended sixth-form at the prestigious Ampleforth College boarding school, in York, before then joining Leeds university this year.