Man plunges 40ft from city window

Photo: David Hurst Hotel Clifton, Fishergate Hill, Preston
Photo: David Hurst Hotel Clifton, Fishergate Hill, Preston
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A man is in a critical condition after falling from an attic window of a city hotel.

Police and paramedics raced to the Clifton Hotel in Preston’s Fishergate Hill, to find the man had fallen about 40ft.

He was still in hospital on Wednesday, after suffering what ambulance crews described as “life-threatening” injuries.

The 34-year-old man from Preston was thought to have had an “unfortunate accident”, although police are appealing for witnesses.

A police spokesman said: “We received a call at 10.20pm on June 29. Officers attended the address to find a man had fallen approximately 40ft from an attic window, and he was taken to hospital where he remains.”

The spokesman, speaking on Wednesday, added: “The man is a 34-year-old man from Preston, and his current condition is critical but stable.

“The injuries he was taken to hospital with were multiple fractures and a head injury.

“There were no suspicious circumstances – it seemed to be an unfortunate accident.

“But if anybody did see anything, we would ask them to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1563 of June 29.”

Paramedics were also called to the scene at about 10.25pm.

A spokesman said an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and also a senior operational member of staff were sent to the address.

The spokesman said the patient was taken to Royal Preston Hospital on standby with major head injuries, described as “life threatening”.

Questions had been raised earlier this year about the management of the property, which had been used by the homeless and drug users until being renovated for students in 2006.

In February it was set to be used once again for the homeless.

Management for the hotel could not be reached by the Evening Post.