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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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Family of tragic 'freak accident' victim donate his organs

The mother of a 12-year-old boy killed by a freak accident during a football match has revealed the family donated his organs to transplant patients.

Oliver Croker died after suffering severe head injuries when part of a metal fence at the side of the pitch in Kensham Park in Bradninch, near Exeter, hit him during the game.

In a post on Facebook, his mother Pippa said she felt "so proud" that Oliver could help save the lives of others.

We would very much like you all to feel so proud of Oliver this evening. Through organ donation he has given life to five other children.

He will live on in them. What very lucky boys and girls they are!!! Love you our beautiful gorgeous boy!! X

– Pippa Croker, via Facebook

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