A girl suffered a broken leg after a fairground ride came off its hinges and crashed into her during a family day out.
Five-year-old Tayla Sanders-Horton was taken to hospital following the incident on Saturday at a travelling funfair in Seacombe.
The youngster had been standing near the ride when one of its cars came off the brackets and headed straight for her but luckily her great-grandmother pulled her from the full force of the disaster.
However Tayla was left with a broken leg and her granddad, Mike Sanders, is now warning other families against travelling fairs.
He said: “It could have been far, far worse if my mother hadn’t grabbed out of the way so we are very lucky that she only came away with a broken leg. There was quite a few of us out for the day and we’d had a good couple of hours down there when it happened.
“A few members of fair staff were doing some maintenance work on the ride when the seat flew off. No-one was on it at the time but all quarter of a tonne of it came towards Tayla.
“I was in complete shock looking after her and she was in absolute hysterics but the ride continued to go and it was us who had to call for an ambulance. We‘ve learned a lesson not to go anywhere near these type of fairs now as they’re just too risky.”
Police were called to the scene and the ride was closed but the fair was back open for business the following day.
And Tayla’s mum, Nikki Sanders, said her daughter is now recovering at home but is still upset about her ordeal.
She said: “Tayla gets very emotional when we talk about it because it’s difficult for her to get her head round. We are so thankful that the car only hit her leg because it’s horrible to think what could have happened.”
The Health and Safety Executive has now launched an investigation into the incident and the fair, Mega Value Fun Parks, has moved on to Greater Manchester.
Organiser Alan Cowie said: “The Health and Safety Executive have been and inspected the ride and we are now waiting for their conclusions.
“We are very sorry that the little girl was hurt and hope she makes a quick recovery.
"The fairground was due to finish on Sunday and has now set up in Rochdale.”
Two men have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Ellesmere Port.
The two men aged 27 and 33 - were both taken into custody following raids this morning in Birkenhead.
The 27-year-old was arrested at an address in Trinity Road, the second man in Whetstone Lane at around 8:40 am. Armed police swooped on the area and screamed at parents taking their kids to a nearby school to get out of the street. terrified parents ran into the school with the children as police raided the property.
Both men are in police custody.
The robbery took place on December 8 outside a house in Welsh Road, Childer Thornton.
Two people were taken to hospital following a crash that caused rush hour delays near the Wallasey Tunnel this morning.
The incident happened on the M53 junction one southbound. Both vehicles were removed by police for examination.
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A man who left a toddler suffering horrific injuries has been warned he faces a lengthy prison sentence.
A judge also told 23-year-old Lewis Davies that he would also have to consider what danger he poses to others before he jails him.
The jury took just under two hours to unanimously convict him of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to the boy and assaulting him causing actual bodily harm a month earlier.
During a seven day trial the jury heard that Davies was alone with the child, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, on both occasions when he was injured.
Although he was some health problems he was described as “a very loving, careful, well-behaved little boy who would never give anyone reason to lose their temper.”
On May 16, 2011, Davies rang the child’s mother while she was at work and claimed that he had blacked out while holding the boy in his arms in her home and came to to find the boy patting him on the back.
He sent her a photograph by text showing the right side of his forehead and cheek covered in small purple and red dots and a mark on his eyelid.
She accepted Davies’ explanation but fearing that her son might have leukaemia had him checked out by her GP who reassured her that he did not have such an illness.
On June 15 she was again at work when Davies rang and said the boy had fallen off his chair and bruised his eye.
He sent her a photograph via his mobile. “When she saw the photograph she could not believe what she saw,” said Henry Riding, prosecuting.
“His head was swollen and severely bruised on the side and she went straight home. She found him sitting on the floor watching television eating a sandwich and drinking from a beaker.
“She called him and the way he got up in order to come over was ‘awful’ she said.
"He stumbled as he did so and looked clumsy as if drunk, his head was to one side and he was off balance.
"His head was bruised and swollen to the front and back and his right eye was very bruised. She immediately rang 999.”
Paramedics arrived and quickly formed the opinion he had suffered serious head injuries and requested an ambulance.
Davies, who appeared "sheepish" claimed he had been outside the house picking up cigarette butts and when he went back in found the boy had fallen from his chair to the floor.
But the court heard that the boy loved the chair and had a certain careful way of getting on and off it, and it was only 16 inches from the seat to the carpeted floor.
At hospital the toddler was found to have a catalogue of injuries including three skull fractures, bleeding on the brain, bruising to his penis, scrotum, chest, left arm and foot.
Doctors could not say precisely how the injuries had been caused but did not believe they were accidental, said Mr Riding.
Davies, now of Orchard Court, Rock Ferry, denied the allegations and maintained his account of how the injuries had occurred.
Davies, who is not the boy’s father, showed no emotion when he was convicted.
He had been on bail but was remanded in custody to await sentence next month.
A wirral man was arrested in connection with the theft of a car.
The incident happened in Brimstage Road, Bebington on Sunday at around 9pm when a black Mercedes was stolen.
Police attended the scene and the force’s helicopter was used in the search.
A 28-year-old man from Birkenhead was later arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and is being questioned by officers.
However the car, registration plate EO12 OUC, has not yet been recovered and police believe it may have been dumped in the area.
Anyone with information can call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2274 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.