Mystery as teenager found unconscious and bloody hanging from Falmouth school fence (From This is The West Country)
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Mystery as teenager found unconscious and bloody hanging from Falmouth school fence
7:00am Thursday 8th May 2014 in Cornwall
A MAN found unconscious and hanging upside down with his trousers caught on the fence of a Falmouth primary school, claimed he had no memory of what happened.
Three police cars, an ambulance, fire crew and paramedic’s car were called to the grounds of Falmouth Primary Academy on Sunday afternoon after responding to 999 calls to help a 19-year-old man discovered hanging upside down with his trousers caught on the fence.
He had sustained a head injury and was carried away unconscious on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the man suffered head injuries.
Mystery surrounds exactly what happened to the teenager who was rescued by the police at around 4pm from the grounds of the school in Tregothnan Road, but officers are investigating claims he had been the victim of an assault.
Sergeant Martin Roberts said: “We are exploring the possibility that the male had been assaulted prior to the incident and following that assault he was making his way home and took a short-cut when he got caught up on a fence, upside down.”
It is believed the original assault took place somewhere in the Berkeley Cottages area of Falmouth between 3.20pm and 3.30pm, although details are sketchy. “We have very limited information on this as the victim cannot remember anything about it,” said Sgt Roberts. “We are therefore appealing for witnesses and would ask anyone with any information regarding this incident to give us a call.”
A spokesman for the South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called at five past four on Sunday.
A male was stuck on a fence with head injuries and facial injuries. Police were on the scene and he was taken to (the Royal Cornwall Hospital) Treliske for treatment. We have no idea how he came to be stuck.”
The appearance of so many emergency vehicles in the road prompted the rumour mill to go into overdrive as neighbours attempted to discover what had happened.
Resident John Dudding said: “One of the neighbours had heard someone had fallen through the roof, someone else had heard it was a child who had got stuck in some railings and then he was someone who had impaled himself on railings.
“The person concerned was taken on a stretcher and was unconscious, had a neck brace on and had blood on his face – he was very pale.”
Anyone who can help the police piece together the events of Sunday afternoon and may have witnessed an assault is asked to call Sgt Roberts at Falmouth Police Station by dialling 101.
Pix taken by John Dudding of all the emergency vehicles in the road outside the school.