Mother hurts leg after plunging down manhole

Kayleigh Coleiro at her home in Robinsons Court (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160913-112501008

Kayleigh Coleiro at her home in Robinsons Court (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160913-112501008

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An Eastbourne mother suffered leg injuries from falling down a manhole in her front garden.

Kayleigh Coleiro, 31, of Robinsons Court on Churchdale Road, walked outside her house and fell through the manhole cover when she stepped on it.

Kayleigh Coleiro at her home in Robinsons Court (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160913-112513008

Kayleigh Coleiro at her home in Robinsons Court (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160913-112513008

Luckily her mother was there to help pull her out and ring an ambulance.

Kayleigh escaped the incident with a badly grazed leg, and is now on antibiotics due to it becoming infected.

“It was very deep. My little boy was right behind me so it was a good job it was me,” the single mother said of her three-year-old son Charlie.

She added the experience has left her feeling very anxious, and it has been physically painful to sit down.

She has had to make sure her son does not go near the manhole, which is in her front garden with no fence around to stop any member of the public from walking there.

According to Eastbourne Borough Council, the manhole is not council responsibility as it it on private land, and neither does the sewer fall under Southern Water responsiblility, so Kayleigh’s landlord will have to fix it.

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