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Falling Tree Injures Four People Near Pub In Wigan

20/04/2014 19:09 BST | Updated 20/04/2014 19:59 BST

Four people, including one child, were taken to hospital after they were injured by an uprooted tree near a pub in Wigan.

A boy of seven was taken to Wigan Infirmary with a suspected fracture of the right leg following the accident which took place at the Hockery Brook pub on Wigan Road in Hindley.

Two women aged 23 and 26, a man aged 23 were also taken to hospital, but sustained only minor injuries according to Greater Manchester Ambulance service.

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Fire crews from Wigan and Hindley fire service and three ambulance vehicles were called to the incident at 2.18pm today.

It was initially thought the injured were trapped under the tree, but this later emerged not to be the case.

A spokeswoman from Greater Manchester Fire Service said: "Fire crews were called after a tree uprooted and had fallen outside a pub."

"A technical response unit was also called to the scene as it was thought people were trapped, but the unit was not used in this case."