Football fan Garth Savin (above) is one man who definitely does not need a break. Not because he lives just a few miles from Crystal Palace and supports West Ham, but because he has managed to break his leg playing football eight times in the last 19 years. Now doctors have supplied Garth, from Upper Norwood, with a claret and blue plaster to cheer him up as he is forced to sit on the sidelines yet again.

Garth, who lives in High View Road, said: "It started in 1979 when I broke my right leg playing football. Over the years I managed to break the same leg another six times, But then last month. incredibly,, I broke my left leg. I guess I'm just destined not to be able to enjoy the sport!"

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