honest mum, the tear gas was already on the slide!

March 10, 2009


Source: (BBC News) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7933706.stm

 Two boys (aged 9 & 12yrs) have been exposed to chemicals after gaining access to a cordoned off area of Victoria Park, Portsmouth, where the council were building a new playground. After playing on the slide, the boy’s eyes started streaming. It is thought that Police in Calais had fired tear gas into the slide when it was being transported from the continent, in an attempt to remove illegal immigrants suspected to be hiding there. Neither the boys, nor the paramedics that treated them, are expected to suffer any long-term symptoms.


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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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