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Complaint was lodged about condition of wall which collapsed injuring two children

Credit: ITV News Central

Two children are in hospital after a garden wall collapsed on top of them in a village in Worcestershire his morning.

Two fire engines were called to Bretforton near Evesham in Worcestershire along with police and an air ambulance.

Wychavon District Council has said that a complaint was made to them about the condition of the wall on 22 January.

An officer from Building Control visited the site three days later and the owner was advised on 26 January to carry out work to repair the wall as well as a safety inspection to ensure it posed no immediate risk to the public.

The owner informed us on 1 February a specialist in dry stone walling had inspected the wall and confirmed there was no immediate danger to the public and repair work would be carried out as soon as the weather improved.

We take this matter seriously and will review the case to ensure there was nothing more we could have done.

– Wychavon District Council

The council statement also said that their staff's thoughts are with the children and their families.

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