Manchester

Boy, 7, freed from electric gates in Old Trafford

The gates behind Seymour Grove Health Centre
Image caption The boy was freed before ambulance crews arrived

A seven-year-old boy is in hospital after he became trapped in an electric gate in Greater Manchester.

Ambulance crews were called to the car park behind Seymour Grove Health Centre in Old Trafford on Friday evening after the boy became stuck.

He had been freed by the time crews arrived by local people who used planks of wood to help him out.

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said he was being treated for leg injuries.

She said crews were called to the scene at about 1720 BST.

The boy was then taken by ambulance to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital just before 1800 BST.

The incident comes weeks after Semelia Campbell, six, died after becoming trapped by a gate in Moss Side.

She became caught between the rolling gate and a brick post near her home off Maine Road on 28 June.

Days later five-year-old Karolina Golabek died after becoming trapped in sliding electric gates at a block of flats in Bridgend, south Wales.

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