It was the freak accident that so nearly proved fatal for a father from Peterborough.
Adrian Wood was out cycling with a friend when he fell, impaling his neck on a foot-long branch. The stick passed through a vein, and came within millimetres of his carotid artery.
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Rain this morning will clear to sunny spells and scattered showers this afternoon.
A film put together by UNISON has highlighted the growing pressures ambulance staff in the East of England are facing.
Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, tomorrow morning will clear to showers by the afternoon.