Grandson of anti-supermarket campaigner rushed to hospital after TESCO SIGN falls on his head

August 22, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

The seven-year-old grandson of a prominent anti-supermarket campaigner was rushed to hospital – after a TESCO SIGN fell on his head.

Edward Sant was standing outside a Tesco Express store when a section of the famous signage became dislodged and landed on him.

The stunned lad collapsed in shock and he was treated for a gash to the back of his neck and taken to hospital.

Edward Sant, 7,  with mother Amanda Thorne, 43, and father Jake Sant, 62. The youngster was rushed to hospital after a Tesco sign fell on his head

Edward Sant, 7, with mother Amanda Thorne, 43, and father Jake Sant, 62. The youngster was rushed to hospital after a Tesco sign fell on his head

Edward was visiting grandfather Robbie Robinson, who is leading local opposition against plans for a £20million Tesco superstore in Brixham, Devon.

Mr Robinson, one of the store chain’s most vocal critics, said: “When I heard what happened to my grandson the irony wasn’t lost on me.

“It is ironic that a Tesco sign should fall on my grandson when I have been opposed to their scheme for so long.”

Edward’s mum Amanda, 43, said: “Edward was hit right at the base of the neck. It punctured the skin. It was quite a deep wound.

“The staff were really good and looked after Edward until the paramedics arrived. I spoke to the store manager.

“He told me he would personally go up on a ladder to fix the sign up so it doesn’t happen again. ”

The Tesco Express in Brixham, Devon, where Edward was standing outside when a section of the famous signage became dislodged and landed on him

The Tesco Express in Brixham, Devon, where Edward was standing outside when a section of the famous signage became dislodged and landed on him

Dad Jake, 62, “All I heard was this noise. I turned round and this sign had fallen on Edward’s neck. It punctured his shoulder. I think I went into shock too.”

Store manager Peter Hawes said he personally reattached the section of fallen plastic that underlines one of the letters in Express.

He said: “It was myself and two colleagues who went out and helped.

“We brought him back and he had a nasty gash to his shoulder. It was all sorted out fairly quickly and I went up myself and saw to the sign.”

Brixham Residents Against a Tesco Superstore have been fighting plans to build a 32,000 sq ft Tesco supermarket, 11 town houses and three flats.

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