Man injured in former town hall collapse in Bedford

The scene near the former town hall in Bedford The injured man was trapped on the third storey of the building

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A workman has been injured after the collapse of part of the former town hall in Bedford.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the 1960s office block in Horne Lane at about 14:30 BST.

The emergency services helped rescue a man, in his 40s, who was trapped on the third storey of the building.

The man was checked over by paramedics and sustained scrapes and bruises, an ambulance spokesman said. He was taken to Bedford Hospital.

The building, which was damaged in a fire in February, is in the process of being demolished.

The former Bedford Town Hall Emergency services were called at about 14:30 BST

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called at 14:30 BST. An air ambulance was sent to the scene.

The police closed nearby roads to allow access for emergency vehicles.

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