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Boy, 2, loses finger in accident at store

Swindon Advertiser: Tesco Metro Swindon town centre where the incident happened  Picture: Alex Skennerton Tesco Metro Swindon town centre where the incident happened Picture: Alex Skennerton

A TWO-year-old boy was flown to hospital yesterday afternoon after losing part of his finger at the Tesco Metro store in the town centre.

It is believed the child’s finger became trapped in a check-out barrier within the shop shortly before 3pm.

Rapid response paramedics were called, along with an ambulance, but the child was taken to Frenchay by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which had landed in Faringdon Road.

The toddler was described as being distressed and in considerable pain, so was given pain relief at the scene.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said: “We received a call shortly after 3pm to reports of a child being injured at the Tesco store in Swindon.

“An ambulance was dispatched along with two rapid response teams, one of which was from the Wiltshire Air Ambulance team.

“At the scene the child was in pain and distressed but behaving very well considering the situation. He was given pain relief and later taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

“He has suffered a partial loss of one of his fingers.”

Tesco was shut for several hours while the child was treated and an investigation was carried out but was open again by 5.30pm.

Police and firefighters were also called to the scene to assist paramedics and help the helicopter to land and take off.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We were called out to assist the paramedics in carrying out their treatment of the child.

“We helped them to land the helicopter and later getting the child into the ambulance.”

The exact cause is not known but it is believed a cashier accidentally trapped the boy’s finger while closing a check-out gate.

John Ainslie, 41, of Old Town arrived at the scene shortly after the incident occurred.

He said: “When I got there the paramedics were treating the child and the woman with him was clearly very upset.

“I obviously hope the boy is okay as I have child myself.

“I am an interior designer by trade and I have said for some time it was an accident waiting to happen.

“When you are designing these barriers you have to take into account the worst case scenario.

“Hopefully, this will force them to change.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We were very sorry to hear about the accident that took place in our store earlier today and we are doing all we can for the boy and his family. As a precaution we have removed the checkout barriers in the store while we conduct a thorough investigation.”

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7:56am Fri 7 Mar 14

speaker2 says...

taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF speaker2
  • Score: -83

8:11am Fri 7 Mar 14

Blind Fury says...

speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
Stop and think for one minute you dimwit !
Frenchay hospital specialise in plastic surgery, GWH does not. Surely you would want the best medical care for your child, should such a tragedy happen?
Wiltshire Air Ambulance (which is funded by charity, not tax payer) did a sterling job getting him there quickly, money well spent.
Best wishes go out to the poor little lad and hope he's feeling chirpy again soon. And shame on you to any 'tax payer' for begrudging the cost of getting this toddler the help he needed!
[quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]Stop and think for one minute you dimwit ! Frenchay hospital specialise in plastic surgery, GWH does not. Surely you would want the best medical care for your child, should such a tragedy happen? Wiltshire Air Ambulance (which is funded by charity, not tax payer) did a sterling job getting him there quickly, money well spent. Best wishes go out to the poor little lad and hope he's feeling chirpy again soon. And shame on you to any 'tax payer' for begrudging the cost of getting this toddler the help he needed! Blind Fury
  • Score: 119

8:14am Fri 7 Mar 14

Chrisg46 says...

speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
Would this be the Wiltshire Air Ambulance that is funded as a charity? And receives no govt funding?
[quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]Would this be the Wiltshire Air Ambulance that is funded as a charity? And receives no govt funding? Chrisg46
  • Score: 64

8:15am Fri 7 Mar 14

Blind Fury says...

I have it on good authority that the fire service actually released the child's trapped finger, assisted by the paramedics & a chap in the store...and did not at all assist with landing the helicopter....typica
l Adver news hounds!
I have it on good authority that the fire service actually released the child's trapped finger, assisted by the paramedics & a chap in the store...and did not at all assist with landing the helicopter....typica l Adver news hounds! Blind Fury
  • Score: -5

8:46am Fri 7 Mar 14

Wildwestener says...

speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
You should be embarrassed by this post. Disgraceful comment.

Hope the lad makes a good recovery.
[quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]You should be embarrassed by this post. Disgraceful comment. Hope the lad makes a good recovery. Wildwestener
  • Score: 44

8:47am Fri 7 Mar 14

skynet says...

Hang on a minute....a cashier may have accidentally trapped this boys finger in a check-out gate, therefore the gate must be changed.

I'm not saying let's lock up the cashier, but if this is what happened, the gate doesn't need to be changed. People just need to be more careful.
Hang on a minute....a cashier may have accidentally trapped this boys finger in a check-out gate, therefore the gate must be changed. I'm not saying let's lock up the cashier, but if this is what happened, the gate doesn't need to be changed. People just need to be more careful. skynet
  • Score: -18

8:50am Fri 7 Mar 14

skynet says...

I appreciate the headline is there to draw readers to find out more, but to say he lost a finger and then say he lost part of a finger. Come on Adver, this is a two year old's misfortune you're talking about.
I appreciate the headline is there to draw readers to find out more, but to say he lost a finger and then say he lost part of a finger. Come on Adver, this is a two year old's misfortune you're talking about. skynet
  • Score: 22

9:03am Fri 7 Mar 14

mikeinwanborough says...

Blind Fury wrote:
I have it on good authority that the fire service actually released the child's trapped finger, assisted by the paramedics & a chap in the store...and did not at all assist with landing the helicopter....typica

l Adver news hounds!
I suspect they mean that they facilitated in the safe landing and take off of the helicopter by clearing the streets and keeping rubber-neckers at arms length?
[quote][p][bold]Blind Fury[/bold] wrote: I have it on good authority that the fire service actually released the child's trapped finger, assisted by the paramedics & a chap in the store...and did not at all assist with landing the helicopter....typica l Adver news hounds![/p][/quote]I suspect they mean that they facilitated in the safe landing and take off of the helicopter by clearing the streets and keeping rubber-neckers at arms length? mikeinwanborough
  • Score: 13

9:23am Fri 7 Mar 14

*Claire* says...

mikeinwanborough wrote:
Blind Fury wrote:
I have it on good authority that the fire service actually released the child's trapped finger, assisted by the paramedics & a chap in the store...and did not at all assist with landing the helicopter....typica


l Adver news hounds!
I suspect they mean that they facilitated in the safe landing and take off of the helicopter by clearing the streets and keeping rubber-neckers at arms length?
And plenty of rubber neckers there were. They had to block the windows with cardboard to stop all the nosey people standing outside watching.
[quote][p][bold]mikeinwanborough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blind Fury[/bold] wrote: I have it on good authority that the fire service actually released the child's trapped finger, assisted by the paramedics & a chap in the store...and did not at all assist with landing the helicopter....typica l Adver news hounds![/p][/quote]I suspect they mean that they facilitated in the safe landing and take off of the helicopter by clearing the streets and keeping rubber-neckers at arms length?[/p][/quote]And plenty of rubber neckers there were. They had to block the windows with cardboard to stop all the nosey people standing outside watching. *Claire*
  • Score: 11

10:24am Fri 7 Mar 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

It is a sad story however as a parent we all know too well that machinery and young kids do not mix. I am sure it is not Tesco's intention to hurt its customers, maybe we could look into the detail of the accident and find out then who is responsible.
It is a sad story however as a parent we all know too well that machinery and young kids do not mix. I am sure it is not Tesco's intention to hurt its customers, maybe we could look into the detail of the accident and find out then who is responsible. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 10

11:03am Fri 7 Mar 14

Phantom Poster says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
It is a sad story however as a parent we all know too well that machinery and young kids do not mix. I am sure it is not Tesco's intention to hurt its customers, maybe we could look into the detail of the accident and find out then who is responsible.
Can't we get you on Mastermind? Next contestant - A.Baron-Cohen from Swindon. Specialist subject - the bleedin' obvious
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: It is a sad story however as a parent we all know too well that machinery and young kids do not mix. I am sure it is not Tesco's intention to hurt its customers, maybe we could look into the detail of the accident and find out then who is responsible.[/p][/quote]Can't we get you on Mastermind? Next contestant - A.Baron-Cohen from Swindon. Specialist subject - the bleedin' obvious Phantom Poster
  • Score: 15

11:07am Fri 7 Mar 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Get well soon young fella.

Sounds as though it was a nasty accident must of been a horrible sound and sight for all concerned.
Thoughts go to the cashier as well I do hope the person can go back to work.
Get well soon young fella. Sounds as though it was a nasty accident must of been a horrible sound and sight for all concerned. Thoughts go to the cashier as well I do hope the person can go back to work. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 18

12:41pm Fri 7 Mar 14

BigBarry says...

speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
horrible ****.
[quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]horrible ****. BigBarry
  • Score: 7

1:32pm Fri 7 Mar 14

timt1964 says...

BigBarry wrote:
speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
horrible ****.
as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!!
[quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]horrible ****.[/p][/quote]as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!! timt1964
  • Score: -22

2:25pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Johnainslie says...

I am the guy quoted in the article. Just to clarify what I said. By no means do I think that there is any fault on behalf of the cashiers and staff of Tescos. I am sure that they are all devastated by what has happened. But in response to what Skynet has said, I quote :

''Hang on a minute....a cashier may have accidentally trapped this boys finger in a check-out gate, therefore the gate must be changed
I'm not saying let's lock up the cashier, but if this is what happened, the gate doesn't need to be changed. People just need to be more careful.''

I strongly disagree. A store such as Tescos that has many 1000's of stores is in a sense responsible for our safety as soon as we walk into the store. It is also their duty to make sure that they have done everything possible to make it a safe environment for everyone whether that be pensioners, toddlers, the blind, the disabled etc.

The most obvious place to make safe is the check out area as this is where most people congregate and also where it's more than likely that the parent's attention will be elsewhere, packing, paying etc. It's a designers responsibility to make sure that they analyse the area and make sure it's as safe 'as possible; for those most likely to come to injury. So for example you make sure the area is brightly lit, well signed, no sharp edges, nothing that could potentially cause strangulation (roped off area etc) and also NOTHING that by it's very action could cause injury. Everyone knows hinges on doors, cars, windows etc is a prime area for children to get their fingers etc caught up and the forces are tremendous. Hence it is possible to buy child safe hinges.

You need to think 'worse case scenario' because if you have 10,000's of people passing through this confined space everyday you HAVE to expect that if it can happen it WILL happen. It's the law of averages. I shop regularly in that shop and always thought the barrier was a daft idea because of reasons stated above. Obviously it's a rare accident (one assumes) but the inquiry should focus on what could have been done to make the area safer and implement any changes as a matter of urgency.

My thoughts and best wishes are with the child and family.
I am the guy quoted in the article. Just to clarify what I said. By no means do I think that there is any fault on behalf of the cashiers and staff of Tescos. I am sure that they are all devastated by what has happened. But in response to what Skynet has said, I quote : ''Hang on a minute....a cashier may have accidentally trapped this boys finger in a check-out gate, therefore the gate must be changed I'm not saying let's lock up the cashier, but if this is what happened, the gate doesn't need to be changed. People just need to be more careful.'' I strongly disagree. A store such as Tescos that has many 1000's of stores is in a sense responsible for our safety as soon as we walk into the store. It is also their duty to make sure that they have done everything possible to make it a safe environment for everyone whether that be pensioners, toddlers, the blind, the disabled etc. The most obvious place to make safe is the check out area as this is where most people congregate and also where it's more than likely that the parent's attention will be elsewhere, packing, paying etc. It's a designers responsibility to make sure that they analyse the area and make sure it's as safe 'as possible; for those most likely to come to injury. So for example you make sure the area is brightly lit, well signed, no sharp edges, nothing that could potentially cause strangulation (roped off area etc) and also NOTHING that by it's very action could cause injury. Everyone knows hinges on doors, cars, windows etc is a prime area for children to get their fingers etc caught up and the forces are tremendous. Hence it is possible to buy child safe hinges. You need to think 'worse case scenario' because if you have 10,000's of people passing through this confined space everyday you HAVE to expect that if it can happen it WILL happen. It's the law of averages. I shop regularly in that shop and always thought the barrier was a daft idea because of reasons stated above. Obviously it's a rare accident (one assumes) but the inquiry should focus on what could have been done to make the area safer and implement any changes as a matter of urgency. My thoughts and best wishes are with the child and family. Johnainslie
  • Score: 12

3:42pm Fri 7 Mar 14

skynet says...

Thank you for the elaboration there John, and I understand the reasoning.

I also believe we are quick to say something needs to change because of an isolated incident, especially when there's a possibility of human error. We all make mistakes and I'm sure the cashier feels awful about this.

I just hope they can return to work, especially in these difficult economic times.
Thank you for the elaboration there John, and I understand the reasoning. I also believe we are quick to say something needs to change because of an isolated incident, especially when there's a possibility of human error. We all make mistakes and I'm sure the cashier feels awful about this. I just hope they can return to work, especially in these difficult economic times. skynet
  • Score: 1

3:59pm Fri 7 Mar 14

BigBarry says...

timt1964 wrote:
BigBarry wrote:
speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
horrible ****.
as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!!
You are using sarcasm and attempted wit to belittle and insult a young child and his mother who has who have just been in a truly awful and life changing situation, you make me feel sick, what a nasty and vile creature you are.
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]horrible ****.[/p][/quote]as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!![/p][/quote]You are using sarcasm and attempted wit to belittle and insult a young child and his mother who has who have just been in a truly awful and life changing situation, you make me feel sick, what a nasty and vile creature you are. BigBarry
  • Score: 4

5:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Wildwestener says...

BigBarry wrote:
timt1964 wrote:
BigBarry wrote:
speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
horrible ****.
as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!!
You are using sarcasm and attempted wit to belittle and insult a young child and his mother who has who have just been in a truly awful and life changing situation, you make me feel sick, what a nasty and vile creature you are.
Well said BigBarry, there are some truly nasty people comment on here sometimes. Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion but if that opinion is a nasty vile comment then you should expect to get called on it timt1964.
[quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]horrible ****.[/p][/quote]as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!![/p][/quote]You are using sarcasm and attempted wit to belittle and insult a young child and his mother who has who have just been in a truly awful and life changing situation, you make me feel sick, what a nasty and vile creature you are.[/p][/quote]Well said BigBarry, there are some truly nasty people comment on here sometimes. Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion but if that opinion is a nasty vile comment then you should expect to get called on it timt1964. Wildwestener
  • Score: -2

5:39pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Stuart Hindon says...

REALLY WONDER WHERE YOU GET YOUR STORIES FROM :

I Was At The Tesco Metro Store As This Happed , I Was The Gent In The Que That Tried In Vain To Help Free This Boy From The Counter Gate Post , From Start To Finish , Check Your Story With The Store You Will See They Also Have My Details . I Tried To Free The Boy From The Start , And Stayed Till The End When He Was Free .
The Story You Have Printed In Our Local Paper , Is Very Different From How It Really Was .
I May Not Of Been With The Paramedic Crew , The Police Or The Fire Crew , Just In Plain Jeans N Tshirt , Not A Mention . It Took Somebody From The Community To Take Control Of This Nasty Situation .
With All The Support From The Paramedics The Police N The Ambulance It Took A Stranger To Try To Calm The Child ,Would Of Thought This Would Of Been Standard Practice From Any Of The Services Above, Really Not Quite What You Have Printed . I Am Not Looking For Any Credit , I Would Always Try To Help Someone In Trouble .
But It Does Leave A Bad Taste In My Mouth With The Account That You Have Given .
REALLY WONDER WHERE YOU GET YOUR STORIES FROM : I Was At The Tesco Metro Store As This Happed , I Was The Gent In The Que That Tried In Vain To Help Free This Boy From The Counter Gate Post , From Start To Finish , Check Your Story With The Store You Will See They Also Have My Details . I Tried To Free The Boy From The Start , And Stayed Till The End When He Was Free . The Story You Have Printed In Our Local Paper , Is Very Different From How It Really Was . I May Not Of Been With The Paramedic Crew , The Police Or The Fire Crew , Just In Plain Jeans N Tshirt , Not A Mention . It Took Somebody From The Community To Take Control Of This Nasty Situation . With All The Support From The Paramedics The Police N The Ambulance It Took A Stranger To Try To Calm The Child ,Would Of Thought This Would Of Been Standard Practice From Any Of The Services Above, Really Not Quite What You Have Printed . I Am Not Looking For Any Credit , I Would Always Try To Help Someone In Trouble . But It Does Leave A Bad Taste In My Mouth With The Account That You Have Given . Stuart Hindon
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Fri 7 Mar 14

PJC says...

timt1964 wrote:
BigBarry wrote:
speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
horrible ****.
as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!!
Ermm, maybe they were packing and paying for their shopping? Your inference is insulting.
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]horrible ****.[/p][/quote]as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!![/p][/quote]Ermm, maybe they were packing and paying for their shopping? Your inference is insulting. PJC
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Fri 7 Mar 14

desidna says...

"Stuart" you were absolutely amazing yesterday. A good caring individual who took control of a very nasty situation and modest enough to not have taken all the praise. You are completely right in what you have commented on. I too was at the store and witnessed the incident as I was approaching the till to pay for my goods. I first heard a child's scream followed by an ear piercing scream. It was apparent from the 'mothers' hysterics that her 'child' had injured himself . How severely I didn't know but could see some bleeding and the distress on the cashiers face. Wanting to help too the store's "Named First Aider" turned up so I moved away to give space to those helping and went to pay for my goods at the self scan tills. It was a very distressing scene and unfortunately witnessed by many shoppers: some stood and watched helplessly, some couldn't understand what had just happened and some just wanted to see if the young boy was alright.
Yes: the paramedic, firemen, ambulance crew all turned up but unfortunately total chaos and time wasted by the Store Manager in sending out parties to search for tools to open the counter gates. The decision to close the store was delayed until the 1st emergency response turned up which was around a 20 minutes of the incident happening. Regardless of what has happened and opinions may or may not differ: my thoughts and best wishes go out to the child and his family.
"Stuart" you were absolutely amazing yesterday. A good caring individual who took control of a very nasty situation and modest enough to not have taken all the praise. You are completely right in what you have commented on. I too was at the store and witnessed the incident as I was approaching the till to pay for my goods. I first heard a child's scream followed by an ear piercing scream. It was apparent from the 'mothers' hysterics that her 'child' had injured himself . How severely I didn't know but could see some bleeding and the distress on the cashiers face. Wanting to help too the store's "Named First Aider" turned up so I moved away to give space to those helping and went to pay for my goods at the self scan tills. It was a very distressing scene and unfortunately witnessed by many shoppers: some stood and watched helplessly, some couldn't understand what had just happened and some just wanted to see if the young boy was alright. Yes: the paramedic, firemen, ambulance crew all turned up but unfortunately total chaos and time wasted by the Store Manager in sending out parties to search for tools to open the counter gates. The decision to close the store was delayed until the 1st emergency response turned up which was around a 20 minutes of the incident happening. Regardless of what has happened and opinions may or may not differ: my thoughts and best wishes go out to the child and his family. desidna
  • Score: 4

7:48pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Stuart Hindon says...

Re Desidna Comments :

No Matter What The Papers Writes , Sorry To Say The The Outcome Would Still Have Been The Same For Poor Little Nathan .
Whilst Trying To Free The Little Lad From The Closed Gate At The Counter
I Did Feel However The Situation Was A Bit Crazy To Say The Least , With Nathan In A Great Deal Of Pain , Without Any Type Of Small Tool Kit Within The Store To Help Free Him , Made Things More Difficult So People's Panic Mode Kicked In . It Took Myself A Total Stranger To Offer The Child Some Type Of Comfort Buy Trying To Calm Him And Let Him Know What Was Happening . A Single Man Without Children Of My Own But Godfather Too Many , My Skills Were Automatic .
I May Well Off Been Able To Free Nathan Sooner With A Small Tool Kit From On Site . But The Outcome Would Of Been The Same As The Gate Had Been Opened On The Little Boys Fingers Causing The Finger Tip Damage At That Point .

Having Assisted Freeing The Little Lad , Was Gutted To Think No Matter What I Did I Could'nt Do Anything Different To Change The Outcome Sadly.

Thoughts Go Out To The Little Lad And His Mother .
Mothers Can't Have There Eyes Everywhere Whilst Trying To Do Shopping In A Busy Public Area . Surley This Need To Be Addressed Too >?
Re Desidna Comments : No Matter What The Papers Writes , Sorry To Say The The Outcome Would Still Have Been The Same For Poor Little Nathan . Whilst Trying To Free The Little Lad From The Closed Gate At The Counter I Did Feel However The Situation Was A Bit Crazy To Say The Least , With Nathan In A Great Deal Of Pain , Without Any Type Of Small Tool Kit Within The Store To Help Free Him , Made Things More Difficult So People's Panic Mode Kicked In . It Took Myself A Total Stranger To Offer The Child Some Type Of Comfort Buy Trying To Calm Him And Let Him Know What Was Happening . A Single Man Without Children Of My Own But Godfather Too Many , My Skills Were Automatic . I May Well Off Been Able To Free Nathan Sooner With A Small Tool Kit From On Site . But The Outcome Would Of Been The Same As The Gate Had Been Opened On The Little Boys Fingers Causing The Finger Tip Damage At That Point . Having Assisted Freeing The Little Lad , Was Gutted To Think No Matter What I Did I Could'nt Do Anything Different To Change The Outcome Sadly. Thoughts Go Out To The Little Lad And His Mother . Mothers Can't Have There Eyes Everywhere Whilst Trying To Do Shopping In A Busy Public Area . Surley This Need To Be Addressed Too >? Stuart Hindon
  • Score: 0

8:52pm Fri 7 Mar 14

bellyup says...

Poor little lad and I feel sorry for the cashier too. A terrible accident. Well done Stuart for your intervention. Sounds like Tesco needs to review their emergency procedures down there but I think this needed more than a first aider and a set of screwdrivers.
Poor little lad and I feel sorry for the cashier too. A terrible accident. Well done Stuart for your intervention. Sounds like Tesco needs to review their emergency procedures down there but I think this needed more than a first aider and a set of screwdrivers. bellyup
  • Score: -3

10:44pm Fri 7 Mar 14

timt1964 says...

it always makes me laugh,the responses i get to MY opinion prove my point.all this "what a vile creature you are" is the stock reply for people who are sheep,afraid to stray from the politically correct cr*p you all read as so called news.ttfn
it always makes me laugh,the responses i get to MY opinion prove my point.all this "what a vile creature you are" is the stock reply for people who are sheep,afraid to stray from the politically correct cr*p you all read as so called news.ttfn timt1964
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Ica says...

Sorry but I agree with the first post.... An air ambulance for a top of a finger being severed. Incredible. People moan about tax etc and yet you're all of paying for this!
Great western hospital would have been more than capable to stick a fingertip back on, it's not exactly heart surgery is it? The person who decided it needed a frigging air ambulance needs talking to!
Sorry but I agree with the first post.... An air ambulance for a top of a finger being severed. Incredible. People moan about tax etc and yet you're all of paying for this! Great western hospital would have been more than capable to stick a fingertip back on, it's not exactly heart surgery is it? The person who decided it needed a frigging air ambulance needs talking to! Ica
  • Score: -6

7:41am Sat 8 Mar 14

Blind Fury says...

Ica wrote:
Sorry but I agree with the first post.... An air ambulance for a top of a finger being severed. Incredible. People moan about tax etc and yet you're all of paying for this!
Great western hospital would have been more than capable to stick a fingertip back on, it's not exactly heart surgery is it? The person who decided it needed a frigging air ambulance needs talking to!
Wow, didn't know you had an in depth knowledge into peadiactrics, to make such an informed decision on how to utilise medical resources....your talents are truly wasted...maybe you should take up a post in government?
Wilts Air Ambulance is charity funded, not paid by tax payer....you're not paying for it, so go waste your sour comments elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Ica[/bold] wrote: Sorry but I agree with the first post.... An air ambulance for a top of a finger being severed. Incredible. People moan about tax etc and yet you're all of paying for this! Great western hospital would have been more than capable to stick a fingertip back on, it's not exactly heart surgery is it? The person who decided it needed a frigging air ambulance needs talking to![/p][/quote]Wow, didn't know you had an in depth knowledge into peadiactrics, to make such an informed decision on how to utilise medical resources....your talents are truly wasted...maybe you should take up a post in government? Wilts Air Ambulance is charity funded, not paid by tax payer....you're not paying for it, so go waste your sour comments elsewhere. Blind Fury
  • Score: 8

7:46am Sat 8 Mar 14

Blind Fury says...

timt1964 wrote:
it always makes me laugh,the responses i get to MY opinion prove my point.all this "what a vile creature you are" is the stock reply for people who are sheep,afraid to stray from the politically correct cr*p you all read as so called news.ttfn
Baa, to all the sick small minded people out there....we don't care for your vile gassing on here!
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: it always makes me laugh,the responses i get to MY opinion prove my point.all this "what a vile creature you are" is the stock reply for people who are sheep,afraid to stray from the politically correct cr*p you all read as so called news.ttfn[/p][/quote]Baa, to all the sick small minded people out there....we don't care for your vile gassing on here! Blind Fury
  • Score: 3

8:25am Sat 8 Mar 14

Hidden words says...

Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots!
Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad !
Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots! Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad ! Hidden words
  • Score: 3

9:31am Sat 8 Mar 14

Ica says...

Hidden words wrote:
Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots!
Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad !
"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice.
Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money.
It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed.
So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.
[quote][p][bold]Hidden words[/bold] wrote: Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots! Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad ![/p][/quote]"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice. Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money. It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed. So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e. Ica
  • Score: 1

10:20am Sat 8 Mar 14

BigBarry says...

Ica wrote:
Hidden words wrote:
Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots!
Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad !
"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice.
Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money.
It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed.
So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.
it's up to the air ambulance crew to decide how to manage their time and to decide what is best for the patient, what is ridiculous is a member of public like you believing they know better then the professionals! arrogant fool.
[quote][p][bold]Ica[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hidden words[/bold] wrote: Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots! Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad ![/p][/quote]"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice. Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money. It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed. So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.[/p][/quote]it's up to the air ambulance crew to decide how to manage their time and to decide what is best for the patient, what is ridiculous is a member of public like you believing they know better then the professionals! arrogant fool. BigBarry
  • Score: -2

10:51am Sat 8 Mar 14

Mukkin says...

It's funny, what is a sad tale about a little guy having a traumatic day that he'll never forget and you lot turn the comments section into a battlefield, seriously, haven't you got anything better to do rather than discuss it sensibly?
All I can say is some of you seriously have too much time on your hands, right enough of that, I have a tree stump to remove, argue nicely now lol.
It's funny, what is a sad tale about a little guy having a traumatic day that he'll never forget and you lot turn the comments section into a battlefield, seriously, haven't you got anything better to do rather than discuss it sensibly? All I can say is some of you seriously have too much time on your hands, right enough of that, I have a tree stump to remove, argue nicely now lol. Mukkin
  • Score: 3

10:54am Sat 8 Mar 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

BigBarry wrote:
timt1964 wrote:
BigBarry wrote:
speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
horrible ****.
as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!!
You are using sarcasm and attempted wit to belittle and insult a young child and his mother who has who have just been in a truly awful and life changing situation, you make me feel sick, what a nasty and vile creature you are.
Seconded well put fella, disgusting people that would not be as vocal in a public meeting but will happily make vile comments.
[quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]horrible ****.[/p][/quote]as usual the adver vigilantes pounce on a post that seems to make sense and where was this little angels parent?? too busy chomping on the greggs pasty while trying to pay for a can of red bull and get credit for their iphone4.Big Barry and A.Baron cohen are voicing their opinion,if you dont agree with it.......get over it!![/p][/quote]You are using sarcasm and attempted wit to belittle and insult a young child and his mother who has who have just been in a truly awful and life changing situation, you make me feel sick, what a nasty and vile creature you are.[/p][/quote]Seconded well put fella, disgusting people that would not be as vocal in a public meeting but will happily make vile comments. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: -1

11:05am Sat 8 Mar 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Ica wrote:
Hidden words wrote:
Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots!
Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad !
"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice.
Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money.
It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed.
So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.
Were you an adult at the time of your finger being severed?
I would be fairly confident that if a life or death situation was happening the air crew or controllers would have the power to prioritize.

So you had a finger severed and re-attached it yourself???
No you went to A&E so your understanding of how this "medical" process should be approached is limited at best.
[quote][p][bold]Ica[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hidden words[/bold] wrote: Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots! Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad ![/p][/quote]"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice. Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money. It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed. So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.[/p][/quote]Were you an adult at the time of your finger being severed? I would be fairly confident that if a life or death situation was happening the air crew or controllers would have the power to prioritize. So you had a finger severed and re-attached it yourself??? No you went to A&E so your understanding of how this "medical" process should be approached is limited at best. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 0

11:34am Sat 8 Mar 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Mukkin wrote:
It's funny, what is a sad tale about a little guy having a traumatic day that he'll never forget and you lot turn the comments section into a battlefield, seriously, haven't you got anything better to do rather than discuss it sensibly?
All I can say is some of you seriously have too much time on your hands, right enough of that, I have a tree stump to remove, argue nicely now lol.
Discuss sensibly?
you dont come here often do you lol.

Many of us work from our computers so having the SA window open is a welcome distraction at times.
[quote][p][bold]Mukkin[/bold] wrote: It's funny, what is a sad tale about a little guy having a traumatic day that he'll never forget and you lot turn the comments section into a battlefield, seriously, haven't you got anything better to do rather than discuss it sensibly? All I can say is some of you seriously have too much time on your hands, right enough of that, I have a tree stump to remove, argue nicely now lol.[/p][/quote]Discuss sensibly? you dont come here often do you lol. Many of us work from our computers so having the SA window open is a welcome distraction at times. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 1

12:19pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Ica says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Ica wrote:
Hidden words wrote:
Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots!
Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad !
"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice.
Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money.
It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed.
So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.
Were you an adult at the time of your finger being severed?
I would be fairly confident that if a life or death situation was happening the air crew or controllers would have the power to prioritize.

So you had a finger severed and re-attached it yourself???
No you went to A&E so your understanding of how this "medical" process should be approached is limited at best.
I was 7 years old and it was severed at the bottom and cut into my hand which required an operation to reattach. Happy?
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ica[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hidden words[/bold] wrote: Dear god!! These 2 creatures writing about the air ambulance are totally clueless. You obviously don't have children yourself & no nothing about the CHARITY Wiltshire air ambulance. It's not TAX you dumb idiots! Well done to WAA and the kind gentlemen above for helping. Get well to the little lad ![/p][/quote]"Creatures" - onto the name calling already? Nice. Ok so I was wrong about it being paid for by tax. But it's still a waste of charity givers money. It's almost ridiculous... Child gets airlifted to hospital because top of finger was severed. So whilst this air ambulance was in the sky for a severed finger - not even that - a fingerTIP, a critically injured person in a car accident or someone having a major heart attack could have missed out on NEEDED treatment and died. Just seems like a massive over reaction to me. And as for my knowledge..... I've personally had a finger severed and hanging on by the skin. Air ambulance? No. Ambulance? No. I got driven to a and e.[/p][/quote]Were you an adult at the time of your finger being severed? I would be fairly confident that if a life or death situation was happening the air crew or controllers would have the power to prioritize. So you had a finger severed and re-attached it yourself??? No you went to A&E so your understanding of how this "medical" process should be approached is limited at best.[/p][/quote]I was 7 years old and it was severed at the bottom and cut into my hand which required an operation to reattach. Happy? Ica
  • Score: 3

1:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

BITW89 says...

speaker2 wrote:
taken to Frenchay Hospital by air.

Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money.
Really WTF
You sir really are an idiot, a young kid is injured and all you can think about is yourself!!!
[quote][p][bold]speaker2[/bold] wrote: taken to Frenchay Hospital by air. Bloody hang on, we have a major hospital here in Swindon...That flight has just cost us Tax payers more money. Really WTF[/p][/quote]You sir really are an idiot, a young kid is injured and all you can think about is yourself!!! BITW89
  • Score: -1

11:29am Mon 10 Mar 14

Wright852 says...

. . I'm not getting into the rights and wrongs of how and why this little boy put his finger somewhere and got it damaged . . sorry for that but it happens everyday all over the country . . However, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance was set to up as a charity to get people with life threatening injuries, such as serious car accidents, to hospital the quickest way possible. Above anything else this incident was in no way life threatening, and as such a cost to the charity that I and many others have helped raise valuable money for. It costs £4000 a day to run this service so I want to know who called for this helicopter, and decided this was 'life threatening' ? . . sorry but everyone I have spoken to says the same thing . . . what if there had been someone critically injured who did not get to hospital in time due to this incident?
. . I'm not getting into the rights and wrongs of how and why this little boy put his finger somewhere and got it damaged . . sorry for that but it happens everyday all over the country . . However, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance was set to up as a charity to get people with life threatening injuries, such as serious car accidents, to hospital the quickest way possible. Above anything else this incident was in no way life threatening, and as such a cost to the charity that I and many others have helped raise valuable money for. It costs £4000 a day to run this service so I want to know who called for this helicopter, and decided this was 'life threatening' ? . . sorry but everyone I have spoken to says the same thing . . . what if there had been someone critically injured who did not get to hospital in time due to this incident? Wright852
  • Score: 0

12:27pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Johnainslie says...

To all those that are complaining that the air ambulance was called out I wonder what your attitude would be if it was YOUR 2 yr old in that predicament? Would you have refused the service? I very much doubt it. I quote this from Wiltshire Air Ambulances website ''this vital service offers patients the best possible prospect of survival and full recovery.'' I imagine that the child was flown to Bristol simply because there was a specialist surgeon on site that had the expertise to reattach the part of the finger missing. Also what would happen if the child died of shock (a real possibility considering he was stuck for over 20 minutes) on way to Bristol by a normal ambulance? Is that risk really worth taking? Also I am sure if there was a more important emergency then the air ambulance would not have come. If you are really that concerned about the cost, then contact Tesco's and get them to pay for the 45mins of time the ambulance was in use. Losing a finger can be a life changing experience and I think that it is totally justified that the helicopter was called out, and I hope the operation was successful and that the kid is not restricted in what he can do in the future. Try going a day without using your index finger on the hand you most use - it's not as easy as you might think.
To all those that are complaining that the air ambulance was called out I wonder what your attitude would be if it was YOUR 2 yr old in that predicament? Would you have refused the service? I very much doubt it. I quote this from Wiltshire Air Ambulances website ''this vital service offers patients the best possible prospect of survival and full recovery.'' I imagine that the child was flown to Bristol simply because there was a specialist surgeon on site that had the expertise to reattach the part of the finger missing. Also what would happen if the child died of shock (a real possibility considering he was stuck for over 20 minutes) on way to Bristol by a normal ambulance? Is that risk really worth taking? Also I am sure if there was a more important emergency then the air ambulance would not have come. If you are really that concerned about the cost, then contact Tesco's and get them to pay for the 45mins of time the ambulance was in use. Losing a finger can be a life changing experience and I think that it is totally justified that the helicopter was called out, and I hope the operation was successful and that the kid is not restricted in what he can do in the future. Try going a day without using your index finger on the hand you most use - it's not as easy as you might think. Johnainslie
  • Score: 0

4:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Dust says...

Am absolutely astonished by some of the downright nasty and mean-spirited posts on here. I'd just like to state that, even if the Air Ambulance *was* funded with Tax-payers money, I'd have been more than happy for my hard-earned money to have gone towards getting a terrified little boy to the right place to re-attach his bloody finger! And, if the experts who were on site deemed that it should be Bristol and not Swindon that he needed to be flown to then who the hell is anyone on else here to contradict that? Cretins.
Am absolutely astonished by some of the downright nasty and mean-spirited posts on here. I'd just like to state that, even if the Air Ambulance *was* funded with Tax-payers money, I'd have been more than happy for my hard-earned money to have gone towards getting a terrified little boy to the right place to re-attach his bloody finger! And, if the experts who were on site deemed that it should be Bristol and not Swindon that he needed to be flown to then who the hell is anyone on else here to contradict that? Cretins. Dust
  • Score: 3

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