THIS WEEK IN 1996: Falling fireplace injures young boy

James Laurie. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Concern for Portsmouth teenager who has been missing for two weeks

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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 .’