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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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Pictures released of tragic boy, 12, killed by 'freak accident'

Pictures have been released showing a "knowledgeable, sparky and multi-talented" schoolboy who died after a freak accident on a football pitch.

Oliver Croker in a school picture taken last year Credit: Tiverton High School

Tiverton High School posted the images of Oliver Croker, from Bampton in Devon, along with a tribute describing him as "the life and soul of the party".

Read: School pays tribute to boy killed in 'freak accident'

The young rugby player died in hospital from severe injuries suffered when a piece of metal fencing reportedly became lodged in his head.

Oliver Croker during an outdoor education session Credit: Tiverton High School

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