A student has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a fire extinguisher was hurled at police during violent protests last week.

The teenager was arrested in Southampton on Monday. He was taken to London for questioning.

The extinguisher was thrown from a roof at the Conservative Party headquarters during a violent protest over tuition fees, where windows were smashed and fires were lit.

According to top cops, the extinguisher narrowly missed hitting two territorial support group officers.

Since the demonstration last Wednesday, more than 50 people have been arrested.

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