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Boy, 13, airlifted to hospital after falling 15ft through Blackburn factory roof

Scene of the fall Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened at a factory off Bolton Road, close to the Raj Indian restaurant, in Blackburn

A 13-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after falling 15ft (4.5m) through a factory roof, police said.

The accident happened on the Moorings Close Industrial Estate, off Bolton Road in Blackburn, shortly before 17:00 BST on Sunday.

The teenager, who was playing with friends at the time, suffered a broken nose, cuts and bruises.

He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Blackburn Hospital before being moved to Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Police said the boy's condition was not life threatening.

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