Man falls from Morpeth leisure centre roof

Building work that is currently taking place at the back of the Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth.

Building work that is currently taking place at the back of the Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth.

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A workman has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a roof at Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre.

Emergency services were called to the accident just after 9am today.

Six appliances from the North East Ambulance Service attended, along with police. Two people were treated at the scene.

The Great North Air Ambulance landed on the bowling green in nearby Carlisle Park and flew the man to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. It is believed he has serious injuries.