Park crush boy is back at home

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A TEN year old boy who suffered a fractured skull after being crushed in a Blackpool park is out of hospital.

Jamie Jackson, from North Shore, underwent emergency neurological surgery after suffering the horrific accident as he played on a tyre swing at Claremont Park.

Jamie Jackson who underwent surgery after suffering an accident playing on a tyre swing in Claremont Park

Jamie Jackson who underwent surgery after suffering an accident playing on a tyre swing in Claremont Park

His family say a large metal unit fell on the schoolboy as he played with four friends at the park close to his home on June 6.

Doctors at Manchester Children’s Hospital treated Jamie for injuries to his brain and a depressed and fractured skull.

Now more than a week after his ordeal, he is finally back at home with his parents Greg and Lisa and younger sister Kiera.

Mum Lisa said: “We are very glad to have Jamie home and he is recovering well considering what he has been through. He is still very poorly so we are taking things one step at a time.

“Jamie is football mad and plays for FC Rangers. He is desperate to get back playing with his friends but we have told him it will be quite a few months yet.”

The swing Jamie was playing on when he was injured had a curved frame and a tyre suspended from a metal attachment by steel chains.

Family members removed the equipment from the park and claim the components were corroded. Today the Health and Safety Executive confirmed the police were in possession of the swing.

A spokesman said: “Police have handed the investigation over to us and an inspector has been out to visit the site.”