WATCHING a local football side today and a player who was warming up fell awkwardly and hurt his back. He was helped off and taken to the changing rooms where he was still waiting for an ambulance over four and a half hours later. He gradually got worse, in terrible pain and we considered taking him by car, he couldn’t even put his foot to the floor so this could have made his injury worse. A small ambulance finally arrived only to be told he needed a bigger one. This lad could have permanent spinal damage as far as we know, and when he finally gets to the Gwent will he get seen? I wonder?

K Willavise, Bettws, Newport