Man falls from roof

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A STOW man was taken to Borders General Hospital by ambulance helicopter after his attempts to clear snow from a conservatory roof went wrong.

The man, 58, fell about 30 foot from the roof and suffered head injuries, a Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said.

The accident took place around 1.40pm on Sunday. It is believed a layer of snow on the roof cascaded on the man, who is understood to have been given a clean bill of health.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman warned householders to look out for their own safety and that of neighbours during the wintry weather. He said: “We have heard of such accidents in the central belt and would warn people to be careful.”