Man fell from roof

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A MAN was taken to hospital with head injuries after falling from a roof.

Firefighters had originally got a call that there was someone on top of a house in Duke Street, Hartlepool.

But when they arrived at 11.32am yesterday he had fallen into a back yard and was said to have banged his head and was briefly unconscious.

Police and paramedics arrived minutes later and the 45-year-old man was treated at the scene before being taken in an ambulance to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “A man had fallen off a roof and had suffered head injuries. He was conscious when paramedics arrived.

“He was given treatment at the scene before he was taken to hospital.”

A spokesman for Stranton Fire Station said: “We gave him oxygen before paramedics arrived.”

It is not clear what the man was doing on the roof before he fell.