ALIVE! The man speared though the throat by a steel spike

MARLON Poole - who was speared through the throat by a steel spike -  has spoken for the first time of his life-or-death ordeal.
He says he still has no memory of how he became impaled on railings at the train station at Gwersyllt, Wrexham, north Wales.
He suffered horrific injuries when the spike pierced his throat and face and into his skull, and says he may lose an eye.
Marlon, 38, said the first thing he can remember was his dad Stewart, 71, telling him to poke his tongue out if he could hear him
He then remembers his brother Jed, 44, asking him to squeeze his hand as he lay in bed at the University of North Staffordshire Hospital, in Stoke-on-Trent.
For the next few days, he drifted in and out of consciousness.
He says his first thought at coming around properly was one of relief.
He said: “I was having nightmares while I was in the coma. I kept reliving lots and lots of things but when I came round I was relieved because people told me they hadn’t really happened.
“It was a quite difficult time.
“I was dreaming that I had been in other hospitals up and down the country but when I woke up people asked me what I was talking about because I had been in Stoke all the time.”
He added: “If I am going to lose my eye, then so be it. If I keep it, that would be great but I’m not holding out much hope.”
Mr Poole, who says he still does not have any memory of what happened to him, is recuperating at his dad’s house in Little Acton, Wrexham, after being discharged from hospital.
But he still has visits from nursing staff to check on his progress.
And he thanked everyone who has been involved with his care, particularly his dad and brother who he described as his “rocks”.
He added: “The critical care in North Staffordshire was incredible. When I get back on my feet I will be trying to raise money for them.
“The job they did at Wrexham taking the railing out was fantastic as well.
“I’d also like to thank the fire and ambulance services for the work they did at the scene.”
Tottenham fan Mr Poole, who received a letter of support from Spurs manager Tim Sherwood while he was in hospital, has had contact from the Welsh FA offering free tickets to the first qualifying game for the European Championships as well as a shirt and football signed by the squad.
Dad Stewart said friends from work had been dropping by to visit Mr Poole, who is due to go back to hospital next week for a check-up.
He joked: “He is getting well looked after.
“I’m the one who will be doing all the work around the house.”
Prior to the incident, Mr Poole, a leading hand at Tata Steelworks on Deeside, had attended a celebration at the Crown Inn in Summerhill, to mark what would have been the birthday of Lee Davies who lost his life in the last few months.
Marlon’s brother Jed thinks Marlon may have been taking a short cut to the train station at Gwersyllt, Wrexham, north Wales, at about 4.50am.
He was rushed to Wrexham Maelor Hospital  with part of the railings  still inside his head and was later transferred to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Officers from North Wales Police, British Transport Police, North Wales Fire Service and the Welsh Ambulance Service were all involved in the rescue operation at about 5.20am on Saturday 22 February.
Det Insp Mark Cleland, of the British Transport Police, said while there are no suspicious circumstances, police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened.