A 12-year-old boy has died after being hit by a metal pole in a freak accident while watching a football game, police have said.
Oliver Croker, of Bampton in Devon, was watching a match at Bradninch Football Club in Kensham Park near Exeter with his family at the weekend when the accident happened.
Reports suggest two players had crashed into a sideline banner, and a hoop used as part of the fencing became lodged in the young boy's head.
He was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, but Devon and Cornwall Police today confirmed he had died from his injuries.
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