Bushey park closed to prevent 'damage' says politician after man impaled on railing

Watford Observer: Bushey park closed to prevent 'damage' says politician after man impaled on railing Bushey park closed to prevent 'damage' says politician after man impaled on railing

A Bushey park is closed off at night to prevent criminal damage, a politician has warned after a man was impaled on the railings at the weekend.

A man in his 20s suffered injuries to his buttocks and was taken to hospital at 5.15am on Sunday after becoming impaled at the entrance of Hertsmere Borough Council’s Mary Forsdyke Gardens, off Warren Road.

Emergency services attended the incident and had to free the man with cutting gear. He was then given oxygen therapy and first aid.

Councillor Jean Heywood, portfolio holder for environment and transport said: "I was sorry to hear about this incident. We have these railings in place to prevent our public parks and gardens being damaged by a small minority of people, enabling us to ensure that these beautiful open spaces can continue to be enjoyed by the public."

The man was taken to Watford General Hospital for further treatment. His injuries were said not to be life threatening.

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11:11am Wed 28 May 14

G_Whiz says...

I feel sorry for trespassers, drunks and burglars, they are always being injured by fences!

But they can look on the bright side, Where there's blame there's a claim!
I feel sorry for trespassers, drunks and burglars, they are always being injured by fences! But they can look on the bright side, Where there's blame there's a claim! G_Whiz
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12:51pm Wed 28 May 14

WatfordBandB says...

That what I call a pain in the ars*
That what I call a pain in the ars* WatfordBandB
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Wed 28 May 14

garston tony says...

Tee hee hee, she wrote buttocks
Tee hee hee, she wrote buttocks garston tony
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6:38pm Wed 28 May 14

inside-watford says...

I guess he felt the railings had a good point for being there.
I guess he felt the railings had a good point for being there. inside-watford
  • Score: 3

2:14pm Thu 29 May 14

neighbour says...

Looks like the railings upon he was impaled narrowly missed his brain.
Looks like the railings upon he was impaled narrowly missed his brain. neighbour
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