Man sustains serious injuries after being hit by falling masonry in Allhallows

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The fallen masonry on the pavement at Allhallows in Bedford town centre. Image: Peter Element/Castle Residents Association/Facebook
The fallen masonry on the pavement at Allhallows in Bedford town centre. Image: Peter Element/Castle Residents Association/Facebook

A man was hospitalised with serious injuries today (Monday) after being struck by falling masonry from a building at Allhallows in Bedford town centre.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the area just after 11am following reports that a pedestrian had been hit by something falling from the overhanging building.

Emergency services attended the scene and a man in his 50s was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: “A cordon remains in place whilst the building is made safe.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for the East England Ambulance Service added, “One ambulance, an ambulance officer vehicle and the MAGPAS air ambulance were called to Allhallows Bedford this morning following reports of a man injured after something fell from a building.

“One man was transported to Bedford Hospital by road ambulance for further assessment and care.”