North East Wales

Man impaled on station railings cut free by fire crews

Gwersyllt station Image copyright Daily Post
Image caption The man was impaled on railings at Gwersyllt

A man had to be cut free by firefighters after he became impaled on railings at a railway station near Wrexham.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to Gwersyllt station at 04.54 GMT on Saturday.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free the man, thought to be in his late 40s, from the metal railings.

He was taken by ambulance to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The man was later transferred to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire where he is being treated.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said the man had a head injury as a result of the impaling.

Officers said there was nothing suspicious about the incident.

Image copyright Daily Post
Image caption Firefighters cut him free following a call during the early hours of Saturday

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