Liverpool: man injured after ‘sliding from third floor apartment window’

A shocked eyewitness said people sometimes sit in their windows ‘to smoke’ (Photo: Google)

A man has been seriously injured after falling from an apartment building in Liverpool.

He was sitting in a third-floor window and ‘slipped’, according to an eyewitness.

The victim was rushed to hospital from Falkner Square in Toxteth around 4:10 p.m. today.

Local residents are “shocked” by the incident in the building, where many students are said to live.

An anonymous witness told the Liverpool Echo: ‘He was up there’ [the back of the building] in his window I’ve seen people who live there do it before – mostly to smoke. Then it looked like he slipped and just fell down.

“I heard a commotion there after it happened and there were quite a few people there, one was on the phone with the ambulance I think. The emergency services were there within minutes.’

One man said he initially thought the crime scene was put together by a film crew as they had been there earlier in the week.

Another local woman called the case “horrible” and wished the man a speedy recovery.

Merseyside Police said a cordon remains in place, with streets such as Sandon Street and Lowther Street taped off.

A statement from Merseyside Police said: ‘At about 4.10pm we were called to Falkner Square due to reports of a man falling from a flat. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

‘A cordon remains in place and an investigation is being conducted on the spot. Anyone with information is requested to contact @MerPolCC with reference 644.”

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