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Newmarket: Man in serious condition after being kicked in the head by horse

PUBLISHED: 10:06 19 May 2014 | UPDATED: 17:05 19 May 2014

The East Anglian Air Ambulance attended the scene

The East Anglian Air Ambulance attended the scene

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A man has been taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital suffering serious head injuries after falling from his horse and being kicked in the head.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the scene in Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, at 7.11am this morning. The East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended.

The man in his early 20s had been kicked by the horse after falling off it.

Dr Adam Chesters and CCP Gary Spitzer of Anglia Two treated and sedated the patient at the scene, before escorting him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s hospital.

The patient is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

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A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

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