Girl, 9, taken to hospital for injuries after wall collapses at Sutton school

A nine-year-old girl was injured after a wall fell down at a school in Sutton.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 8:49 am
Updated Monday, 23rd December 2019, 9:28 am

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Nottinghamshire Police were called to St Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School in Springwood View Close after the incident on Thursday.

East Midlands Ambulance said the girl was taken to nearby King's Mill Hospital for treatment.

A spokeswoman for EMAS said: “We received a call at 12.23pm on December 19 to Sutton-In-Ashfield.

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St Mary Magdalene School Sutton

The EMAS spokesman added: "The caller reported a medical emergency.

"We sent a Hazardous Area Response Team, a paramedic in a fast response car and an ambulance.

One patient was taken to King’s Mill Hospital via ambulance."

Nottinghamshire Police said the girl suffered “minor injuries”.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman confirmed It is being classed as an an "industrial accident" by the police.

The school was closed on Friday.

In an email sent to parents a spokeman for the school said: “There has been a serious incident at lunch time today. Part of the building ahas broken away and a child has been injured.

“We have instigated a thorough inspection of the site and therefore no children will be allowed outside for the rest of the day.

“Until we are told by the surveyors that the whole external site is safe we have made the decision to close the school to children tomorrow.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause but we feel this is the safest way forward. We will keep you informed of developments over the break.

“Thank you for your ongoing support and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.”