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Pupil injured after being ‘trapped under heavy metal gate’ at Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield

By Sutton Coldfield Observer  |  Posted: February 17, 2017

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Ambulance and police crews rushed to help a pupil trapped under a gate at Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield.

Ambulance and police crews rushed to help a pupil trapped under a gate at Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield.

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A PUPIL was taken to hospital after he was injured by a metal gate at a Sutton Coldfield school.

The Year 8 student at Plantsbrook School is believed to have been hurt when a 'heavy gate' fell on him.

Initial reports said the schoolboy was trapped. Ambulance, fire and police crews rushed to the scene.

An eyewitness told the Observer the child appeared to have been hurt by a gate at the Ebrook Road side of the school and was on the playground floor with their head supported by a staff member. They were reported to be looking 'grey'. A pink blanket was placed over them before police and ambulance crews arrived.


West Midlands Police said they were called to a report of a 12-year-old trapped under a school gate. West Midlands Fire Service were also alerted to the incident which they said was a child trapped under a 'large, heavy metal school gate'. They sent five firefighters from Sutton but said a girl, not boy, was released from a metal gate and they were stood down on route.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called at 8.39am to the Upper Holland Road secondary school and treated a young boy who had back and leg pain. He was taken to Good Hope Hospital.

A spokesperson for Birmingham City Council said: “A Year 8 student has gone to hospital after they were injured by a metal gate in the playground. The school is looking in to how the incident happened."

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The police force also said it was not a matter for them.

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  • Lukew  |  February 17 2017, 4:03PM

    As a pupil of this school I wish the 'Boy' the best of luck and to get better soon, also the boys who did it can think why they did what they did for this is a serious matter. All i saw was i was coming back from a shop and saw a large crowd, I wondered why is there a large crowd?, then I saw the 'boy' and gate both on the ground. I began to rush to them to make sure he was ok. finally I want to thank the ambulance and the members of staff who helped the boy. I do not whish to reveal the boys name for his respected privacy and I will leave the schools name out as you can find out were easily. Thank you all who helped!

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