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Co Antrim farm accident boy (8) is now in a 'stable' condition

An eight-year-old boy is now in a stable condition after a farming accident in Co Antrim
Marie Louise McConville

AN eight-year-old boy who was critically injured in a farming accident in Co Antrim is now in a stable condition in hospital. 

It is understood the boy, named locally as James Gregg, sustained head injuries after he fell from a tractor at his family farm on the Old Frosses Road near Cloughmills on Monday morning.

Ambulance crews were called to Cloughmills Medical Centre in the village at about 11.30am. It is thought the boy's family had taken him to the centre after the fall.

The boy was initially taken to Antrim Area Hospital but was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he was initially in a critical condition.

It is thought the child was off school for his Halloween break.

A spokesman for the Royal Victoria Hospital said the child was now in a "stable" condition.

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