Impaled Sunderland schoolgirl relives horror ordeal

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A GIRL who fell and was impaled on metal railings has spoken about her ordeal.

Caitlyn Brown, 10, needed emergency surgery when she landed on a seven-inch metal spike which went through her stomach, at railings beside Gainsborough Square in Grindon.

She said: “I was just climbing over for a short cut to get home, and then there was a baby bird so I went over to see it.

“Then climbing back over I just slipped and fell on the spike.

“I just couldn’t move. I just knew that I was stuck. I was trying to push myself off but I couldn’t.”

It took firefighters and paramedics two hours to cut Caitlyn free, and she was taken to hospital with part of one railing still in her body.

The Broadway Junior School pupil has now made a full recovery after the incident in June.

After the accident, the council removed fence panels at the scene and other railings.