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‘Drunk’ man impales himself on metal fence of Northampton pub

A man impaled his leg on the fence of The Fiddlers pub in Wellingborough Road

A man impaled his leg on the fence of The Fiddlers pub in Wellingborough Road

A man who had been refused entry to a pub in Northampton because the landlord said he was too drunk, impaled his leg on a fence after he tried to climb into the garden of the premises.

Emergency services were called to The Fiddlers in Wellingborough Road at 1.40am on Saturday after the man pierced the lower part of his leg on a metal spike at the top of the fence of the pub’s garden.

Rob Eastham, manager of The Fiddlers, said the man has been refused entry by the bouncers because of his “inebriated condition”.

He said: “The bouncers came to his aid after he was calling out for some attention. He had been refused entry because he was so drunk.

“He tried to climb over the fence. Although the back gate was open and he could have just walked through it.”

Mr Eastham said the fire brigade had to cut the fence seven times to release the man.

He said: “They could not give him any pain relief as he had been upside down so long they could not find a vein. But he seemed fine and, maybe because of the drink, he did not seem to be feeling the pain.”

A spokesman for the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Somebody had their leg impaled on a metal fence in Wellingborough Road.

“They were released safely by us and then taken to Northampton General Hospital by the ambulance service.”

Picture supplied by Carley Buswell.

 

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