Boy injured on new play equipment

INVESTIGATIONS are underway today after a ten-year-old boy was injured playing on equipment in a brand new play area in the town – less than an hour after it was officially opened by Ipswich's mayor.

INVESTIGATIONS are under way after a ten-year-old boy was injured playing on equipment in a brand new play area in the town – less than an hour after it was officially opened by Ipswich's mayor.

Exact details of what happened are unclear, but it is believed the youngster came to grief when a large number of children clambered onto the same ride at the playground at Castle Hill.

The new playground had been officially opened by mayor Richard Risebrow at 4.30pm last Friday and the park was extremely busy when the accident happened at 5.15pm.

It is believed family took the boy to hospital after the boy suffered suspected concussion. He has since been released from hospital.

A council spokesman said: "We have spoken to the family and are meeting with the manufacturers of the equipment to try to discover how this happened.

"It seems to involve a cable-way ratchet on the ride which was similar to an old fashion witch's hat ride.

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"The piece of equipment has since been taken away and examined and our sympathies go out to the boy."

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