Stoke & Staffordshire

Impaled boy taken to hospital after Staffordshire accident

An 11-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries after becoming impaled on a park fence.

Ambulance crews were called to Heath Road Park, in Stapenhill, Staffordshire, at about 18:10 BST on Monday.

The boy is thought to have fallen while climbing over the fence.

He suffered a puncture wound to the chest and was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital for specialist care.

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