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  • 14 April 2014, 8:18

Boy Critical After Falling From Moving Coach

A nine-year-old boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling from a moving coach near King's Lynn in Norfolk.

The boy fell from a side door as the 71-seater double-decker travelled along the A47 trunk road.

On board were 20 children and 10 adults from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire, who were travelling home from a tournament at Holt in Norfolk

Emergency services were called to the scene at approximately 3.45pm on Sunday.

The boy was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and later moved to Addenbrookes in Cambridge. 

No one else was injured.

Superintendent Dave Marshall said: "This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.

"The circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach will form part of our investigation and it would be inappropriate to speculate further at this stage.

"The boy's parents, who were travelling with the teams, are being supported by specially trained officers."

The other passengers were taken to a rest centre at King's Lynn Police Station, where alternative travel arrangements were made.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.