Fan in hospital with broken leg after incident at England T20 match
Last Updated: 18/09/17 8:14pm
A woman was left with a broken leg after a section of the stand gave way during England's Twenty20 International against Windies at Chester-le-Street.
Three spectators were hurt after falling in the North-East terrace of the Emirates Riverside, with social media posts from those in attendance suggesting a hole emerged in the flooring.
The North East ambulance service responded to a 999 call from the ground and took one of the injured parties to Newcastle's RVI Hospital, with "non life-threatening injuries", later confirmed as a broken leg.
Durham, meanwhile, have begun the process of collecting witness statements from stewards and first responders as they investigate what went wrong.
Fans from the entire seating block were ushered away from the area by stewards and guided to other parts of the ground to watch the remainder of England's 21-run defeat.
A statement from Durham County Cricket Club read: "During the course of the second innings between England v West Indies at Emirates Riverside, three spectators were injured when a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable causing them to fall.
"Stewards took precautionary action and evacuated that area of the stand efficiently. The stand is a permanent fixture at the venue and had passed inspections in the week prior to the match."