A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from a roof in Reading.

A police cordon was in place yesterday evening after reports of a 'disturbance' in Southampton Street.

Officer rushed to the scene and found a man, aged in his twenties, who had reportedly fallen from the roof of a row of terraced houses.

Reading Chronicle:

A heavy police presence could be seen after the incident, which happened about 5.30pm.

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Pictures from the scene show a small cordon across the pathway in front of homes. This has since been removed late last night.

Reading Chronicle:

One nearby neighbour said: "He fell and hit his head on the ground, taking part of my guttering with him. No idea how or why he was up there."

Thames Valley Police said the man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

South Central Ambulance Service have also been contacted for details.