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Toddler suffers serious arm injury at Eastchurch Holiday Centre on Sheppey

By KentOnline reporter

A toddler was taken to a London hospital after reportedly having his arm "ripped off" at a holiday park.

The three-year-old boy suffered a serious arm injury after climbing into a tumble dryer, according to the Sun, which first reported the news.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the Eastchurch Holiday Centre, in Fourth Avenue, on Sheppey at about 1.15pm on Monday.

Eastchurch Holiday Centre in Fourth Avenue
Eastchurch Holiday Centre in Fourth Avenue

The Sun claimed the boy's arm had been "severed at the shoulder" according to people on the site.

Kent Air Ambulance also attended and the three-year-old boy was taken to London's King's College.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called to Eastchurch Holiday Centre in Sheerness at 1.13pm on Monday after a young child suffered a serious arm injury.

"The South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended.

"The child, a three-year-old boy, was taken to a hospital in London where he remains in a serious but stable condition."

An ambulance spokesman confirmed it had responded to the call to Eastchurch Holiday Centre shortly before 1pm.

"The air ambulance response car also attended and accompanied the ambulance in the transfer to King's hospital," he added.

Swale council was informed but said it would be taking no further action. Its spokesman said: "After being alerted to the incident we made enquiries as to whether we would need to carry out an investigation under our Health and Safety Act 1974 responsibilities.

“We have been able to establish that no work activity was taking place, so there will be no further involvement from us in any investigation.

“Our thoughts and best wishes are with the child and his family at this unimaginably difficult time.”

Eastchurch Holiday Centre has been contacted for comment.

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