No fuss as Sam, 11, spears his own foot in gardening slip

SCHOOLBOY Sam Bellamy was getting stuck in with the gardening when he accidentally speared a pitchfork through his foot.

But instead of screaming when the prong went through the middle toe on his left foot, Sam simply told his mum Haylie: “Mum it’s gone through my toe.”.

Now the keen footballer is recovering at home in Dewsbury after having stitches.

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He said: “I was helping my mum because we were clearing the bottom of the garden so we could use it in the sun.

“But there such a pile of rubble and branches that I did not see my foot was underneath and as I did a big push down to get to the roots I got my toe instead.”

When paramedics arrived they bandaged up around the fork but had to wait for firefighters to remove the fork.

They had to saw the fork by hand so not to cause too many vibrations.

Sam, 11, who plays football for local team Thornhill United Under 11s, was taken to hospital where they removed the spike and allowed him home that day.

“Everyone kept telling me how brave I was because I never got upset but everyone was so nice that they made me feel okay.”

Proud Haylie, 35, said: “I am quite nervous and at first I was panicking but he was so brave that I kept brave for him too. I would like to say thanks to the paramedics, firefighters and hospital staff because everyone was fantastic.

“They treated Sam like a little star.

“We had quite an ordeal but in the end it turned out okay.”