THIS WEEK IN 1996: Falling fireplace injures young boy

Teachers and pupils at Penhale Infant School and Nursery in Fratton are overjoyed with their latest Ofsted
inspection Picture: Annie Lewis

School celebrates after being named ‘good’ once more

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A 16-month-old boy was rushed to hospital with a broken wrist after a fireplace fell on him at his home.

Mum Ruth Tolton was in another room of her Segensworth home when she heard a crash shortly before 9am.

When she ran into the lounge she found her 16-month-old son Christian lying underneath the wooden fireplace surround.

Mrs Toulton said: ‘His wrist ballooned within seconds. We found out he had fractured two bones .’