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Young boy impaled on metal fence in Letchworth

A boy of about 10 years old was seriously injured when he became impaled on a spike in Hertfordshire.

An air ambulance crew was called to the scene in Letchworth on Saturday afternoon and found the boy with a metal fence pole through his abdomen.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue used an electric saw to cut the pole off the fence and the boy was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

His condition was said to be stable but very serious.

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