Boy, 13, injured in Blackburn roof fall

Boy, 13, injured in Blackburn roof fall

Boy, 13, injured in Blackburn roof fall

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by

A TEENAGER is in hospital tonight after he fell from the roof of an industrial unit in Blackburn.

Police said the 13-year-old boy suffered a fractured leg and pelvis after falling while trying to retrieve a football in Dickens Street at around 6.30pm.

Inspector Ilyas Mohmed said: “It would appear the kids have got a ladder from somewhere in an attempt to get the ball back.

“The boy was taken to hospital where his family is with him.”

A crew from Blackburn fire station attended the scene to assist police in accessing the building.

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7:06am Mon 1 Sep 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

That'll teach him
That'll teach him BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: -7

8:13am Mon 1 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

You wouldn't say that, if that was your kid
You wouldn't say that, if that was your kid Arrykhan
  • Score: 2

8:31am Mon 1 Sep 14

forever-a-blue-jean says...

Boys will be Boys, I hope the young lad is OK and learns a valuable lesson from this. Get well soon young man.
Boys will be Boys, I hope the young lad is OK and learns a valuable lesson from this. Get well soon young man. forever-a-blue-jean
  • Score: 19

9:06am Mon 1 Sep 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Arrykhan wrote:
You wouldn't say that, if that was your kid
Yes I would
[quote][p][bold]Arrykhan[/bold] wrote: You wouldn't say that, if that was your kid[/p][/quote]Yes I would BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: -3

9:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

woolywords says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
That'll teach him
How many times have said, 'Don't come running to me, if you break your leg?'
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: That'll teach him[/p][/quote]How many times have said, 'Don't come running to me, if you break your leg?' woolywords
  • Score: 7

10:39am Mon 1 Sep 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

woolywords wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
That'll teach him
How many times have said, 'Don't come running to me, if you break your leg?'
heh! :-)
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: That'll teach him[/p][/quote]How many times have said, 'Don't come running to me, if you break your leg?'[/p][/quote]heh! :-) BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

woolywords says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
woolywords wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
That'll teach him
How many times have said, 'Don't come running to me, if you break your leg?'
heh! :-)
I don't know why you are getting all these negative votes, as you are only repeating what many would be thinking.
It's not as if they haven't heard such things said before, is it?
After all, people do say things, that they don't actually mean..
By the way, 'You'll have to have chips for tea, I forgot to get any potatoes.'
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: That'll teach him[/p][/quote]How many times have said, 'Don't come running to me, if you break your leg?'[/p][/quote]heh! :-)[/p][/quote]I don't know why you are getting all these negative votes, as you are only repeating what many would be thinking. It's not as if they haven't heard such things said before, is it? After all, people do say things, that they don't actually mean.. By the way, 'You'll have to have chips for tea, I forgot to get any potatoes.' woolywords
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

You are a sick guy then!
You are a sick guy then! Arrykhan
  • Score: 3

6:09pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

Thanks to forever-a-blue,the kid ,my nephew is in Manchester children's hospital with multiple fractures of his spine , broken hip bone and a brain injury.and mongo is saying that'll teach him ! God help people with such mentality
Thanks to forever-a-blue,the kid ,my nephew is in Manchester children's hospital with multiple fractures of his spine , broken hip bone and a brain injury.and mongo is saying that'll teach him ! God help people with such mentality Arrykhan
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Mon 1 Sep 14

woolywords says...

Arrykhan wrote:
Thanks to forever-a-blue,the kid ,my nephew is in Manchester children's hospital with multiple fractures of his spine , broken hip bone and a brain injury.and mongo is saying that'll teach him ! God help people with such mentality
Don't forget to claim compensation against the person that loaned him the ladder (or was negligent in not securing it, properly).
An wholly irresponsible act if ever I heard of one!
...
And if memory serves me well; there are warning signs around those buildings, about the state of the roof, warning people to keep off.
...
My mentality is based upon my ability to take note of warning signs!
[quote][p][bold]Arrykhan[/bold] wrote: Thanks to forever-a-blue,the kid ,my nephew is in Manchester children's hospital with multiple fractures of his spine , broken hip bone and a brain injury.and mongo is saying that'll teach him ! God help people with such mentality[/p][/quote]Don't forget to claim compensation against the person that loaned him the ladder (or was negligent in not securing it, properly). An wholly irresponsible act if ever I heard of one! ... And if memory serves me well; there are warning signs around those buildings, about the state of the roof, warning people to keep off. ... My mentality is based upon my ability to take note of warning signs! woolywords
  • Score: 4

7:56pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

Well ! Must say Your intelligent for a 13 year old
Well ! Must say Your intelligent for a 13 year old Arrykhan
  • Score: -3

7:07am Tue 2 Sep 14

nights says...

lets get one thing straight it is a shame for the lad but he shouldnt have been up there in the first place , he has scaled a 30 ft high wall,climbed over razor wire and proceeded to run over the roof for at least 100 yards.he is the second one to do so ,so maybe the locals community should advise the kids,for the police to say he was after a ball is rubbish , he fell through too far away from were the balls get stuck, these kids are ruining the roofs for fun,they are ruining nearby buildings by throwing brick after brick up and smashing the panels and the police dont give a toss.......
lets get one thing straight it is a shame for the lad but he shouldnt have been up there in the first place , he has scaled a 30 ft high wall,climbed over razor wire and proceeded to run over the roof for at least 100 yards.he is the second one to do so ,so maybe the locals community should advise the kids,for the police to say he was after a ball is rubbish , he fell through too far away from were the balls get stuck, these kids are ruining the roofs for fun,they are ruining nearby buildings by throwing brick after brick up and smashing the panels and the police dont give a toss....... nights
  • Score: 4

4:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

Well why don't they employ you as security? Save them some money repairing the roof all the time.by the way you seem well informed about what the kids do round there all the time!
Well why don't they employ you as security? Save them some money repairing the roof all the time.by the way you seem well informed about what the kids do round there all the time! Arrykhan
  • Score: -3

11:55pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Darwen Malc says...

Arrykhan wrote:
Well why don't they employ you as security? Save them some money repairing the roof all the time.by the way you seem well informed about what the kids do round there all the time!
Look, the poor lad is injured and I hope he gets better.
At the end of the day though, when I was a kid, mill lodges weren't fenced off, you could easily access the railway trackside, roofs were easily accessible and razor wire was unheard of. I was told by my mum and dad to keep away from these places. If it was ever discovered I ignored that advice, and even if I got hurt through ignoring that advice, I still got leathered off my parents!
Today, parents don't care what their kids get up to as long as they are not 'under their feet'. But if something goes wrong, the kids, nor the parents, are at fault and someone else is to blame.
Its about time parents were made to be WHOLLY responsible for their kids actions (up to a certain age, obviously) and dealt with appropriately depending on what incident occurs.
[quote][p][bold]Arrykhan[/bold] wrote: Well why don't they employ you as security? Save them some money repairing the roof all the time.by the way you seem well informed about what the kids do round there all the time![/p][/quote]Look, the poor lad is injured and I hope he gets better. At the end of the day though, when I was a kid, mill lodges weren't fenced off, you could easily access the railway trackside, roofs were easily accessible and razor wire was unheard of. I was told by my mum and dad to keep away from these places. If it was ever discovered I ignored that advice, and even if I got hurt through ignoring that advice, I still got leathered off my parents! Today, parents don't care what their kids get up to as long as they are not 'under their feet'. But if something goes wrong, the kids, nor the parents, are at fault and someone else is to blame. Its about time parents were made to be WHOLLY responsible for their kids actions (up to a certain age, obviously) and dealt with appropriately depending on what incident occurs. Darwen Malc
  • Score: 2

8:13am Wed 3 Sep 14

nights says...

arrykhan......i already have securuty on the site , i bloody own it ,thats why im informed ...and thats why im sick of all the damage being done
arrykhan......i already have securuty on the site , i bloody own it ,thats why im informed ...and thats why im sick of all the damage being done nights
  • Score: 2

8:29am Wed 3 Sep 14

nights says...

wooly words ......you are quite right .we have 12 WARNING SIGNS situated around the 4 sides of the building,we have cctv around 2 sides were the entrance to the site is ,unfortunately we cannot put it around the side were they climbed the wall because it encourages the kids to throw more bricks at the cctv and cause more damage to the roof..........it is purely down to the parents and older siblings to educate the younger ones on the dangers,i do hope in my heart of hearts the lad is ok but i hope its a lesson to all of them you cannot walk on asbestous roofing panels ,how he wasnt killed is a miracle
wooly words ......you are quite right .we have 12 WARNING SIGNS situated around the 4 sides of the building,we have cctv around 2 sides were the entrance to the site is ,unfortunately we cannot put it around the side were they climbed the wall because it encourages the kids to throw more bricks at the cctv and cause more damage to the roof..........it is purely down to the parents and older siblings to educate the younger ones on the dangers,i do hope in my heart of hearts the lad is ok but i hope its a lesson to all of them you cannot walk on asbestous roofing panels ,how he wasnt killed is a miracle nights
  • Score: 3

3:12am Thu 4 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

Totally agree he should not have been on the roof ! But I also believe that comments by buckoTheMoose are disgusting when the kid is seriously hurt.He Should be in hospital aswell ! A psychiatric one I mean.
Totally agree he should not have been on the roof ! But I also believe that comments by buckoTheMoose are disgusting when the kid is seriously hurt.He Should be in hospital aswell ! A psychiatric one I mean. Arrykhan
  • Score: -2

7:09am Thu 4 Sep 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Arrykhan wrote:
Totally agree he should not have been on the roof ! But I also believe that comments by buckoTheMoose are disgusting when the kid is seriously hurt.He Should be in hospital aswell ! A psychiatric one I mean.
You don't totally agree he shouldn't have been on the roof at all, you've spent the last few days explaining how it wasn't his fault. You've even gone as far as to suggest no 13 year old should be expected to be able to read warning signs.

Maybe you're just back tracking because your argument has been systematically rubbished by everyone else in the comments? We've even had the owner of the property explain a few things to us that were missing from the article.

My flippant comment about the experience teaching him a lesson was made because the Telegraph said he had fallen off a roof and broke his leg. The odd broken bone is something that's always been a part of childhood and up until the not so far off past, when people were still taught personal responsibility, was part of the learning curve.

It's only yourself who has suggested the lad has multiple injuries and is at deaths door. Looking at your other comments, for what may be the first time ever, I think I am going to believe the newspaper account and stand by my original comment that that'll teach him.

The poor lad is obviously under the influence of family members who don't believe in personal responsibility; maybe this is the only thing that will teach him.
[quote][p][bold]Arrykhan[/bold] wrote: Totally agree he should not have been on the roof ! But I also believe that comments by buckoTheMoose are disgusting when the kid is seriously hurt.He Should be in hospital aswell ! A psychiatric one I mean.[/p][/quote]You don't totally agree he shouldn't have been on the roof at all, you've spent the last few days explaining how it wasn't his fault. You've even gone as far as to suggest no 13 year old should be expected to be able to read warning signs. Maybe you're just back tracking because your argument has been systematically rubbished by everyone else in the comments? We've even had the owner of the property explain a few things to us that were missing from the article. My flippant comment about the experience teaching him a lesson was made because the Telegraph said he had fallen off a roof and broke his leg. The odd broken bone is something that's always been a part of childhood and up until the not so far off past, when people were still taught personal responsibility, was part of the learning curve. It's only yourself who has suggested the lad has multiple injuries and is at deaths door. Looking at your other comments, for what may be the first time ever, I think I am going to believe the newspaper account and stand by my original comment that that'll teach him. The poor lad is obviously under the influence of family members who don't believe in personal responsibility; maybe this is the only thing that will teach him. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

Buckothemoose .....You really do need to see a docter regarding your mentality. To suggest that the family is to blame is ludicrous ,you amaze me with your childish comments.people make mistakes , the kid made a mistake.and so have you by making such comments ! So remember people make mistakes , or is that beyond your intellect ?
Buckothemoose .....You really do need to see a docter regarding your mentality. To suggest that the family is to blame is ludicrous ,you amaze me with your childish comments.people make mistakes , the kid made a mistake.and so have you by making such comments ! So remember people make mistakes , or is that beyond your intellect ? Arrykhan
  • Score: -1

3:41pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

Forgot to mention! Backtracking did you say ?I'm afraid not. Did you not read comments placed by other people wishing the lad well, and so did the owner of the building . Seems like you have a problem with reading what people are writing
Forgot to mention! Backtracking did you say ?I'm afraid not. Did you not read comments placed by other people wishing the lad well, and so did the owner of the building . Seems like you have a problem with reading what people are writing Arrykhan
  • Score: -1

5:47pm Thu 4 Sep 14

ImperfectMuslimah says...

Im sure the lad has learnt a lesson for life not to ignore warning signs and not to climb buildings! Boys will be boys at the end of the day and im sure many havr climbed the building before it was just fate that he got injured... May Allah swt give him Shifa e Kamilah...
Im sure the lad has learnt a lesson for life not to ignore warning signs and not to climb buildings! Boys will be boys at the end of the day and im sure many havr climbed the building before it was just fate that he got injured... May Allah swt give him Shifa e Kamilah... ImperfectMuslimah
  • Score: 0

8:08pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Arrykhan wrote:
Forgot to mention! Backtracking did you say ?I'm afraid not. Did you not read comments placed by other people wishing the lad well, and so did the owner of the building . Seems like you have a problem with reading what people are writing
Yes, people make mistakes. And they learn from them. Hence my original comment.

I also (as I always did) wish him well and hope he recovers fine.
[quote][p][bold]Arrykhan[/bold] wrote: Forgot to mention! Backtracking did you say ?I'm afraid not. Did you not read comments placed by other people wishing the lad well, and so did the owner of the building . Seems like you have a problem with reading what people are writing[/p][/quote]Yes, people make mistakes. And they learn from them. Hence my original comment. I also (as I always did) wish him well and hope he recovers fine. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 0

1:54am Fri 5 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
Arrykhan wrote:
Forgot to mention! Backtracking did you say ?I'm afraid not. Did you not read comments placed by other people wishing the lad well, and so did the owner of the building . Seems like you have a problem with reading what people are writing
Yes, people make mistakes. And they learn from them. Hence my original comment.

I also (as I always did) wish him well and hope he recovers fine.
Buckothemoose....now you have proved that you have a unstable mentality! First you say THAT WILL TEACH HIM and now you are wishing the kid well.Thanks anyway, by the way don't forget to see a Docter.wish you well ..........good to know you backtracked........r
ead your original comment
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arrykhan[/bold] wrote: Forgot to mention! Backtracking did you say ?I'm afraid not. Did you not read comments placed by other people wishing the lad well, and so did the owner of the building . Seems like you have a problem with reading what people are writing[/p][/quote]Yes, people make mistakes. And they learn from them. Hence my original comment. I also (as I always did) wish him well and hope he recovers fine.[/p][/quote]Buckothemoose....now you have proved that you have a unstable mentality! First you say THAT WILL TEACH HIM and now you are wishing the kid well.Thanks anyway, by the way don't forget to see a Docter.wish you well ..........good to know you backtracked........r ead your original comment Arrykhan
  • Score: -1

5:33am Fri 5 Sep 14

Arrykhan says...

ImperfectMuslimah wrote:
Im sure the lad has learnt a lesson for life not to ignore warning signs and not to climb buildings! Boys will be boys at the end of the day and im sure many havr climbed the building before it was just fate that he got injured... May Allah swt give him Shifa e Kamilah...
You read this? buckothemoose....... Thankyou imperfectmuslimah
[quote][p][bold]ImperfectMuslimah[/bold] wrote: Im sure the lad has learnt a lesson for life not to ignore warning signs and not to climb buildings! Boys will be boys at the end of the day and im sure many havr climbed the building before it was just fate that he got injured... May Allah swt give him Shifa e Kamilah...[/p][/quote]You read this? buckothemoose....... Thankyou imperfectmuslimah Arrykhan
  • Score: -1

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