Kent

Ashford schoolboy impaled on javelin leaves hospital

Emergency scenes deal with the incident
Image caption Fire crews cut off part of the javelin before the pupil was taken to hospital

A 14-year-old boy who became impaled through his shoulder by a javelin at school has been discharged from hospital and has returned home to Kent.

Ed Stuckey was injured at the Norton Knatchbull school in Ashford on Thursday and was airlifted to hospital in London where he had surgery.

Doctors at a major trauma unit found the teenager had no fractures or serious internal injuries.

Head teacher Susanne Staab said an inquiry into the accident had begun.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to the school in Hythe Road at about 1535 BST.

Fire crews called to the scene had to cut off part of the javelin before the teenager could be airlifted to hospital.

The teenager had been running on the track when the accident happened during a sports lesson, with between 60 and 90 other pupils also on the school field.

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