Parents advised to check playground equipment after boy’s hand is sliced on glass in Stansted

PUBLISHED: 10:43 14 September 2017

A boy was injured at a recreation park in Stansted last month. Picture: ARCHANT

A boy was injured at a recreation park in Stansted last month. Picture: ARCHANT

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Police are advising parents to check playground equipment after receiving reports of a child being injured at a recreation ground in Stansted.

Officers were called on September 10 about an incident which took place on August 16.

A boy sustained a deep cut to his hand after going down a slide and catching himself on a piece of glass that had been left on it.

He was taken to hospital where he was operated on due to the seriousness of the injury.

The boy is now recovering at home.

DC Greg Najdan, investigating officer, said: “This is a serious incident where a child sustained almost life-changing injuries.

“Luckily he is now recovering but we’d like to advise all parents to check playground equipment before letting their children play on it. We have allocated patrols to the park to avoid this type of incident happening in the future.”

Police are now investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to contact Braintree CID on 101 quoting reference 42/129780/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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