A man has been taken to hospital via air ambulance after becoming trapped when he fell through a roof.

Emergency services attended the scene of the partial building collapse in Church on Wednesday afternoon.

Police, ambulance and firefighters were called to the incident, on Bridge Street, close to the Blackburn Road/Henry Street roundabout, at around 2.30pm.

Lancashire Telegraph:

A 55-year-old man, who police believe was working on the roof of the building at the old Hargreaves Mill site, fell through when it collapsed and was trapped inside.

The air ambulance was called and the man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries and trauma. 

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 2.31pm and have taken a 55-year-old male to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance.

"He was conscious and alert but was seriously hurt with major trauma injuries."

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "One person has fallen through the roof and firefighters are working to free him.

"He is conscious and breathing and is talking to firefighters while they try and release him so they can take him into the waiting ambulance."

Four fire engines including the aerial ladder platform attended the incident and police put a full road closure in place.

Lancashire Telegraph:

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called by the fire service at around 2.40pm to an initial report of a building collapse in Bridge Street, Church.

"There are full road closures in place in the immediate area while the fire service and ambulance service work to resolve the incident."

The police log reference for this incident is 727 of March 25.