A 10-YEAR-OLD boy is in Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, with serious head injuries after falling through the roof of a derelict garage.
The boy, who has not been named, fell through the roof of the former Quicks Ford dealership garage off High Street, Saltney, at about 8.30pm last Saturday.
North Wales Ambulance Service asked North Wales Fire and Rescue Service to attend and cut through locked gates protecting the site.
The gates were opened before the fire service arrived and the boy was rushed to the Countess of Chester Hospital with what the ambulance service described as “serious head injuries”.
He was later transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The site has been acquired by Morrisons, which has just been given permission to develop it – along with the adjoining former G T Owen’s cash and carry – for a supermarket.
The Health and Safety Executive says it is aware of the incident but since there is no work at the site it comes under the jurisdiction of Flintshire County Council’s environmental health department.
A North Wales Police spokeswoman said: “The boy is believed to have fallen more than 20ft through the roof of the disused building.
“Police have launched an investigation.”
The Flintshire county councillor for Saltney Ferry, Klaus Armstrong- Braun, said: “I am very sorry to hear about this tragic incident and my sincere sympathies go to the family and I hope the young boy will make a full recovery.”