FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council are “reviewing” the circumstances which led to a councillor spraining their knee on the steps of Townhall last week.
Ulster Unionist Alex Baird ended up in South West Acute Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department on the Twelfth morning after sustaining his injury the evening before as he attended a Council meeting.
Joking on Facebook that it was “an industrial injury”, Mr. Baird said he was unable to carry out his duties as Drum Major of Magheraboy Flute Band in Brookeborough last Thursday.
Speaking to The Impartial Reporter this week he said: “It wasn’t a ‘tumble’. I put my foot up on the step and as I turned around I could hear a crunch.
“I limped into the meeting. 
But when I went home it was really sore. I ended up in A and E on the Twelfth morning.
“But I had promised my grandson who is four that he would be going to the parade in Brookeborough, So we went. It is the first time I have been a spectator at the Twelfth and I really enjoyed it.”
A spokesperson for the Council said: “A Councillor twisted their knee whilst ascending the first step into the Townhall and sustained a minor injury. 
The Council will review the circumstances in accordance with its health and safety practices as is normal in such cases. 
The injury was minor and no ambulance attended the scene.”