South Scotland

Galashiels man survives fourth floor flat balcony fall

A man is in hospital in the Borders after falling from a fourth floor balcony of a block of flats.

Lothian and Borders Police were called out to the incident in Kenilworth Avenue in Galashiels on Wednesday.

A spokesman said the 35-year-old had suffered "various fractures" as a result of the fall.

He was taken to the Borders General Hospital near Melrose for treatment but police said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

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