A LITTLE boy was left with cuts and bruises after he fell down a faulty manhole outside his house in Bilton.
The accident happened on Sunday at 12.30pm as five-year-old Tylen Kirby played with his friends in Kendlestone Court on The Pavilions estate.
His mother Rhian said: “I was just getting ready to go to work and I heard a scream.
“At first I just thought it was the kids messing about but then I heard another scream and knew something must be wrong.”
Rhian rushed to where her son have been playing and saw he had fallen down a manhole.
“He’s a tall boy for his age and thank goodness he is. If it had happened to a smaller child I dread to think what might have happened.”
Tylen had stepped on the covered manhole when the lid flipped, causing him to become trapped.
“He cut the inside of his lip and banged his head and his tooth,” Rhian said.
“My son is so shaken up by this. It was an accident waiting to happen and nobody seems to be taking responsibility for the land.”
Orbit housing association repaired the manhole within hours, but the worried mother still wants to know who is responsible.
She said: “Tylen is precious to me. Questions need to be asked so this never happens again.”