Man impaled on railings in Gwersyllt taken off life-support

Published date: 25 February 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A MAN found impaled on railings at a train station was taken off a life-support machine last night.

Marlon Poole, 38, now living in Shotton but with strong connections to Wrexham, is still fighting for his life in a hospital specialist unit in Stoke-on-Trent after being found at Gwersyllt railway station.

It is believed Mr Poole, a leading hand at Tata Steelworks on Deeside, had attended a celebration at the Crown Inn in Summerhill, Wrexham, to mark what would have been the birthday of Lee Davies, who lost his life in the last few months.

Mr Poole's father, Stewart Poole, 70, from Little Acton, Wrexham, said last night it was unclear what had happened but he imagined his son would have been making his way home to Shotton via Gwersyllt railway station.

Mr Poole Snr said his older son Jed, 44, was at his brother's bedside at the University Hosptal of North Staffordshire and there had been a “slight improvement” in his condition in the head trauma unit.

Mr Poole was freed by firefighters in the early hours of Saturday and taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. He was later transferred to the specialist unit at Stoke.

Officers from North Wales Police, British Transport Police, North Wales Fire Service and the Welsh Ambulance Service were all involved in the rescue operation at about 5.20am.

Det Insp Mark Cleland, of the British Transport Police, said: “There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.”

Many messages of support for Mr Poole have been placed on Facebook.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on freefone 0800 405040, quoting incident reference 90 on February 22.

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