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Man badly injured in fall from Stornoway building

A man who was spoken to by police in connection with a disturbance was later seriously injured in a fall from the roof of a building.

The incident in Stornoway on Thursday night began when officers responded to sounds of a disturbance in a property in Kenneth Street.

Police spoke to a 22-year-old man believed to be responsible for the disturbance.

The same man later fell from a roof in Church Street.

He was taken to Western Isles Hospital.

Police Scotland said the man had serious, but not life threatening, injuries and was in a stable condition.

'Heard sounds'

The incident started at about 18:40.

A police spokesman said: "Police in Stornoway attended at an address on Kenneth Street after officers heard sounds of a disturbance in the nearby vicinity.

"Upon entering the premises, a man in his 20s who was believed to be responsible for the disturbance, was spoken to by officers.

"Following further inquiries with other members of the public about the incident, police received a report of a man on the roof of a building.

"Officers attended at Church Street and found a man on the roadside, having fallen from the rooftop. This was found to be the 22-year-old man who had been previously spoken to by officers."

Police have appealed for information about the incident.

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