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26-year-old sustains knee and shoulder injuries after scaffolding fall onto Crawley shop roof

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Police have confirmed that a 26-year-old man rescued by the fire service on Saturday 5th Oct was lucky to escape without life-threatening injuries.

The ambulance service called for assistance from the fire service after they were called to assist a man who had ‘reportedly’ fallen from scaffolding onto the roof of a shop on The Boulevard.

Three fire crews attended to assist including one from Crawley, an aerial ladder from Horsham and the Technical Rescue Unit.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

“Fire officers helped ambulance teams to stabilise the casualty, before they were taken down to ground level by the aerial platform.”

The young man was then taken by ambulance to East Surrey Hospital where it was confirmed he had sustained knee and shoulder injuries, not thought to be life threatening.

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Amber warning from Met Office for thunderstorms and heavy rain over Crawley

An amber warning has been issued by the Met Office of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

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The warning is from 16:00 till 21:00 this evening.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms as expected and could bring a lot of travel disruption.

The Met office says to expect:

  • Spray and sudden flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
  • Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

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