Boy, 8, left screaming in agony with broken collar bone at summer playscheme

An eight-year-old boy was left "screaming in agony" after breaking his collarbone an hour after being dropped off at a summer playscheme.

Alfie Watts was injured after being involved in an incident with another child at Trelogan Community Centre, in Flintshire, North Wales his furious dad, Neil Watts has claimed.

Mr Watts said he received a phone call around half an hour into a two-hour council-run session from a staff member that said he'd need to pick up young Alfie, who was crying.

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Staff were unable to explain the cause of Alfie's injuries when the youngster was picked up by his father, but Mr Watts said he could "hear him screaming in pain".

Mr Watts said: "When I got there I could hear him screaming in pain and he was sitting there with an ice pack on his collarbone. He was clearly in absolute agony and I was trying to calm him down but my priority at that point was to get him checked out.

"When I spoke to the supervisors they said they hadn't actually seen what had happened because both members of staff were tidying up.

"When we went to the hospital they said the staff should've called an ambulance straight away. The supervisors hadn't given him any form of first aid, apart from the ice pack, which I find very concerning."

The injuries were so concerning that Mr Watts contacted Flintshire Council, which runs the playscheme, over the care his son had received, NorthWalesLive reported.

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A council spokesperson said: "The council takes any concerns extremely seriously and is currently investigating this incident to ascertain exactly what happened."

Mr Watts added: "The supervisors have a duty of care to look after those children. But I also think the council's response has been woeful.

"It's been weeks since this happened and there's still no outcome, it's laughable. And they are now refusing to provide updates on the situation as there is apparently an ongoing investigation.

"This happened two days into my son's summer holidays which have been completely ruined. I just want to warn others to make sure that another child and family doesn't have to go through this."

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