VIDEO: Air ambulance called out after girl falls off lamppost in Northampton

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A young girl was taken to hospital after she climbed a lamppost near a primary school in Northampton and fell off.

An air ambulance landed on the playground of the Bellinge campus of Ecton Brook Primary school at 7pm last night.

A helicopter landed on a primary school playground in Northampton after a girl climbed a lamppost outside the school and fell off.

A helicopter landed on a primary school playground in Northampton after a girl climbed a lamppost outside the school and fell off.

The girl, who is believed to have suffered a broken leg, was taken to hospital.

The incident happened outside the school and after school hours but the girl is believed to be a pupil at Ecton Brook Primary School.

Debbie Archer, one of the joint headteachers of Ecton Brook, said: “The incident happened after school.

“A girl climbed a lamppost outside the school in the Bellinge estate. The helicopter landed on the school playground as that was the nearest landing point.

“The girl is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”

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