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Boy, 12, dies after freak accident while watching football

A 12-year-old boy has died after being hit by a goalpost in a freak accident while watching a football game, police have said.

Oliver Croker was watching a match in at Bradninch Football Club in Kensham Park near Exeter at the weekend when the accident happened.

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Boy dies in freak accident while watching football match

A 12-year-old boy has died after being hit by a goalpost in a freak accident while watching a village football game.

Oliver Croker was struck in the head by the post, which is thought to have been uprooted when two players collided with it.

His family today paid tribute to their "beautiful, gorgeous boy."

ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

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