Jogger injured climbing over fence at Holyport FC

Jogger injured climbing over fence at Holyport FC

Sophie Flowers

Jogger injured climbing over fence at Holyport FC

A jogger was left with an injured leg after trying to climb the fence around Holyport Football Club yesterday.

The accident happened when two men in their 20s were jogging past the club and decided to run through the Summerleaze ground in Maidenhead. Faced with a 5ft metal fence blocking the exit they were undeterred and started to climb, but one man fell and was left with a gash in his shin.

An ambulance was called and club secretary Graham Broom (pictured) was called away from the club's match at Flackwell Heath to open the gates for the paramedics at 11.30am.

He said: "People don't stick to the footpaths. They got onto the path around the ground, thought they would run through and get out the other way.

"They shouldn't have been in the ground and they did apologise most profusely."

The club has had previous problems with trespassers damaging goal posts and this accident has led Graham to warn people to stay away. He said people should stay on the footpaths around the area and stay off the football pitch.

"We're warning runners not to trespass on the football ground because it's not a public area, it's owned by Holyport FC," he said. "We try to be a good neighbour and would like people to respect our property as we respect theirs."

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