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Gardener suffers electrical burns after hitting power cable

A man who sustained thirteen percent burns after hitting a power cable whilst gardening has been airlifted to a major trauma centre for specialist burns treatment.

Ambulances were called to reports a man had suffered burns after touching a power cable in the garden of a Tamworth property just before 10am this morning.

When ambulance staff arrived they found a 56-year-old man who had sustained nasty electrical burns to his left arm, shoulder and chest after reportedly hitting a power cable whilst using gardening tools.

“The man was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help stabilise his condition before they applied cooling burns dressings to his wounds. Ambulance staff also carried out checks on his heart to rule out any cardiac concerns following the incident."

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The man was transferred by ambulance to an awaiting helicopter which landed in a school field nearby. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to be treated at a specialist trauma and burns unit.

Funeral to take place for Lincolnshire Tunisia victim

A book of condolence will close today for a woman from Lincolnshire who died in the Tunisia terror attacks.

Carly Lovett was killed in the Tunisia beach attacks Credit: ITV Central News

Former Lincoln University student, Carly Lovett, was on holiday with her fiance when she was killed by the gunman who opened fire on the innocent tourists.

Her funeral will be held in Gainsborough tomorrow.

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Employees pay warm tributes to John Stollery

Employees have today paid warm tributes to John Stollery in his old workplace.

Condolence books have also been placed in Nottinghamshire County Council locations so other tributes can be left.

The 58-year-old social worker was killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

Colleagues of John paid warm tributes in the office Credit: ITV Central News
Colleagues of John paid warm tributes in the office Credit: ITV Central News

Condolence books placed for John Stollery tributes following Tunisia attack

The coffin of John Stollery is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of eight British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Condolence books have been placed in Nottinghamshire County Council locations, so tributes can be left for John Stollery.

The 58-year-old social worker was killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

It is hard to summarise what kind of person John was, he was a dedicated social worker and was known to fight hard for the children and young people he supported.

"Many of his young people recognised how hard he worked for them and knew that they could rely and depend upon him at any time.

– Tributes from colleagues of John, Jayne taylor, Owen Pout and Robert Blackburn

He was my social worker and the best one around. John made me realise that my dreams could become reality. For that, I am truly grateful.

– 13-year-old Paige who John helped

John had worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for the past 33 years and for the last 16 years, was dedicated to working with children in care.

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