Man suffers potentially serious injuries in fall from window in Shrewsbury town centre

By Nick Humphreys | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A man has been rushed to hospital after falling from a window in Shrewsbury.

Butcher Row, Shrewsbury. Pic: Google Street View

The incident happened in Butcher Row in the town centre at around 7.20am. He has suffered potentially serious injuries.

Police shut the road to the public while ambulance crews worked at the scene, and an air ambulance was sent from Cosford.

The man was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by road ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a man who had fallen out of a first floor window at a property in Butcher Row in Shrewsbury at just after 7.20am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

"The aircrew from the Midlands Air Ambulance at Cosford also attended in a rapid response vehicle.

"On arrival, crews found a man who had suffered potentially serious injuries. After assessment and treatment at the scene, he was taken by ambulance on blue lights to the trauma unit at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment."

Shrewsbury Police said earlier this morning: "Butcher Row in Shrewsbury town centre is currently closed due to an ongoing incident. Please be patient."

A West Mercia Police spokeswoman said: "At around 7.30am police were called to Butcher Row in Shrewsbury to assist the ambulance service.

"Officers closed the road to allow the ambulance service to deal with a medical incident."

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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