25 injured in Cheese Chase

[inspic=15,right,,thumb]Up to 25 people where injured at this years annual Cheese Chase at Cooper’s Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire (UK).

Some 3000 spectators watched this years event, cheering on contestants from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States, as they raced 200 metres down a steep slope after the wheel-shaped Double Gloucester cheese, decorated in a blue and red ribbon.

Out of the 25 people hurt, 12 were spectators, one of whom was hit by one of the hard, dinner-plate-sized cheeses used in the race.

"We usually average around 30-40 people who need treatment," said Jim Jones, operations training manager for St John's Ambulance. "The most serious injuries this year appear to be a dislocated finger and a possible fractured ankle," he told the British Press.

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