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Manchester Airport horror as advertising hoarding collapses on boy, 4, leaving him 'covered in blood'

Mirror logo Mirror 26/05/2016 By Richard Wheatstone

<p>The Manchester Evening News reports the boy was taken from the scene on a stretcher and has been transferred to nearby Wythenshawe Hospital for further treatment.</p> © Provided by Mirror

The Manchester Evening News reports the boy was taken from the scene on a stretcher and has been transferred to nearby Wythenshawe Hospital for further treatment.

A four-year-old boy has been hurt after a large advertising hoarding fell on top of him at Manchester Airport.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were called to the scene to reports of a child who had suffered head and ankle injuries.

Eyewitnesses described hearing a "loud bang" before seeing the boy "covered in blood".

A hoarding and two signs are believed to have fallen from a wall inside the Terminal One building at around 7.50am.

The Manchester Evening News reports the boy was taken from the scene on a stretcher and has been transferred to nearby Wythenshawe Hospital for further treatment.

His condition is not yet known.

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: “We can confirm that a passenger suffered an injury in Terminal One this morning.

"The passenger was tended to by our staff and paramedics, and has been taken to hospital.

"A full investigation into the incident will now take place.”

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