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Four in hospital as tree falls at pub

Alan Harrison and Craig Yates, of Wigan Tree & Hedge Service, cut up a tree that was blown down onto The Hockery Brook pub, Hindley

Alan Harrison and Craig Yates, of Wigan Tree & Hedge Service, cut up a tree that was blown down onto The Hockery Brook pub, Hindley

A SEVEN-year-old boy suffered a suspected broken leg and three other people were hospitalised after a huge tree came crashing down at a popular family pub.

Four people needed treatment after the 30ft tree uprooted and fell, narrowly missing two bouncy castles, at the Hockery Brook Pub in Hindley just after 2.15pm on Sunday.

The injured youngster was carried into the pub and placed on a pool table to receive medical attention, before paramedics rushed him to Wigan Infirmary.

Three other people were also hurt, with one lady suffering a suspected broken nose and foot after being hit by a falling branch.

Fire crews from Wigan and Hindley were joined by a specialist response team from Leigh at the scene, with firefighters saying the alarming incident could have been much worse.

FOR THE FULL STORY, SEE THE WIGAN EVENING POST (MONDAY)

 

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