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Young boy impales arm on railings in west Belfast

The Air Ambulance landed at playing fields in west Belfast after a boy became impaled on railings

A young boy was taken to hospital yesterday after his arm was impaled on railings in west Belfast.

The air ambulance landed on nearby playing fields after the incident in the Riverdale Park East area of Andersonstown.

The helicopter landed at Glassmullin Green as emergency crews raced to the scene.

The fire service also attended.

A spokesman for the Ambulance Service said they received a 999 call at 4.47 “following reports of an incident in the Andersonstown area involving a young child”.

The boy - believed to be around six years old - was taken by road to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

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