Falling roof tiles strike woman and put her in hospital

A woman has been taken to hospital after being injured by a slate falling from a roof in Leicester city centre.

The woman was hurt after the tiles fell from a building in Granby Street at about 1.45pm today (May 10).

Leicestershire Police, who were called to the incident by East Midlands Ambulance Service, have said that her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The woman was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

An area in Granby Street, near the junction with Belvoir Street, has been cordoned off.

Officers remain at the scene of the taped off area this afternoon.

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Granby Street by the East Midlands Ambulance Service shortly after 2pm following a report that slate tiles had fallen from a roof, injuring a woman.

“The woman has been taken to hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“A cordon is in place and officers remain at the scene”.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 1.46pm today, Monday 10 May to Granby Street, Leicester to assist with a medical emergency.

We sent a Community First Responder and a crewed ambulance and transported one patient to Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Leicestershire Live – Leicester News