Toddler injured at Salisbury fair

Marie Smith ball bearing 1

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 12:44pm 15th October 2018. (Updated at 12:48pm 15th October 2018)

A 2 year old boy has been hit by ball bearings as he stopped to watch a ride with his family at the popular Charter Fair yesterday (14th October).

Marie Smith said her son, Noah, was hit on the forehead and nose and was lucky to escape with a "nosebleed and bad bruising."

Marie fears the ball bearings may have been dropped deliberately from the full height of the ride known as Danger Zone.

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Little Noah suffered bruising to his forehead in the incident.

Wiltshire Police have confirmed they're investigating the incident.

In a statement to Spire FM the force said:

"We are investigating an incident which occurred in Market Square on Sunday afternoon where a 2-year-old boy was injured by ball bearings. It is not clear whether the ball bearings were deliberately thrown from someone on a fairground ride nearby or whether they fell from someone's pocket and enquiries are ongoing. The boy sustained swelling to his forehead. Patrols were carried out in the area by officers to locate any witnesses."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54180097366.

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The ball bearings which hit Noah Smith.

Meanwhile Salisbury City Council, who host the fair, have apologised to the family:

"We would like to apologise to the family concerned and will be working to support Wiltshire Police with their investigation into the unacceptable behaviour of the individuals involved."

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