A man in his 50s is in a serious condition following an incident in Oswestry.

Emergency services were called to a building site close to Plas Ffynnon Medical Centre off Middleton Road at around 10am on Wednesday morning.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service reported that the casualty was in an eight-foot hole but had been rescued prior to their arrival.

A spokesperson said: "Reports of casualty in hole eight-foot deep. Casualty rescued by ambulance aervice personnel prior to the arrival of Fire Service.

"Casualty conveyed to hospital by air ambulance."

A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police added: "Just after 10am police responded to an industrial incident in Middleton Road in Oswestry.

"A man in his 50s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition."

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service sent three appliances from Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Wellington, along with operations and hazmat officers.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service was also in attendance.