Search

Arsenal and England legend Kenny Sansom taken to hospital after collapsing in Holloway Road

PUBLISHED: 12:38 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 14 March 2013

Kenny Sansom captained Arsenal and earned 86 England caps

Kenny Sansom captained Arsenal and earned 86 England caps

EMPICS Sport

Former Arsenal captain Kenny Sansom was rushed to hospital after he collapsed outside a Gunners-themed pie shop in Holloway.

The Arsenal and England legend, who was capped 86 times, collapsed in front of Piebury Corner in Holloway Road at about 12.30pm yesterday.

Customers and staff rushed to his aid, before he was taken by ambulance to the Whittington Hospital in Magdala Avenue, Archway.

Sansom, 54, who played for the Gunners from 1980 to 1988, leads stadium tours at the Emirates Stadium and was wearing his Arsenal tie.

Nicky Campbell, who runs the pie shop with her husband Paul, said: “It was quite dramatic for us all to witness it. We were all running around like headless chickens trying to help.

“We wish him all the best. We would love him to pop in and tell us he’s alright.”

Paul Campbell said: “We just wish him a speedy recovery. We wish him well and we just want to know he’s alright.”

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a patient taken unwell in Holloway Road. We sent a single responder in a car and one ambulence crew to the scene. Staff treated one patient, a 54-year-old male, who was taken to Whittington Hospital as a priority.”

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

17:55

Lorryloads of commercial waste has started being dumped on the Holloway Prison site after travellers broke in last night.

Islington Council will order an independent inquiry into a former mayor’s alleged links to pro-paedophile groups thanks to a Gazette investigation.

17:58

A man was stabbed during a fight in Hornsey Road this afternoon, less than 24 hours after another man was found knifed half-a-mile away in Stroud Green.

13:09

Islington Assembly Hall has become the first venue in the UK to go completely ticketless in a bid to end touting.

07:00

Islington Council is asking shops to take the lead in stopping the sale of corrosive substances after a spate of acid attacks across London this year.

Yesterday, 16:40

Angel Central bosses want to remove the famous wings sculpture – and replace it with a bridge.

Yesterday, 15:56

Elderly people will attack Islington Council at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

Yesterday, 15:19

Islington’s sole competitive swimming club has started a last-ditch campaign to build a pool on the Holloway Prison site.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now