Girl suffers burns in deep fat fryer incident

A young girl was rushed to hospital with burns after an alarming incident involving a deep fat fryer.

Wednesday, 28th September 2016, 10:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:34 pm
The air ambulance lands in Windermere Grove, Leigh

The air ambulance landed on a nearby open space but it was later confirmed the girl was taken to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) rather than by helicopter.

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Reports on Facebook suggested the girl had suffered the injuries by pulling the deep fat fryer over towards herself, splashing her with the hot oil.

Well-wishers took to social media to express their shock at what had happened and to hope for a speedy recovery.

Messages posted later in the afternoon suggested her injuries were not as serious as first feared.