A man was seriously injured after a dramatic fall from a roof during a police raid at a Bloxwich cannabis farm.
Officers discovered around 70 plants at an address in High Street at around 11.30am on Thursday, July 22 – but while cops were searching the property, a man climbed onto the roof.
Footage circulating on social media shows a man sliding down the roof of the semi-detached property. He’s hidden by a parked car as he crashes to the pavement with a thud.
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A PCSO can be seen hurrying away from the man’s landing spot before putting in a call on his radio.
Seconds later, the man attempts to get up, as a cop rushes towards him repeatedly shouting “stay there, stay there”.
Several other officers emerge from the back of the property as the video cuts off.
The man – who was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis – was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries.
He’ll be questioned when medically fit.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.48am to a patient on Bloxwich High Street.
“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the West Midlands CARE Team attended the scene.
“Crews treated one patient, a man, for potentially serious injuries and he was conveyed to hospital for further treatment.”
A West Midlands Police spokesman added: “We acted on intelligence and discovered around 70 cannabis plants at an address in High Street, Bloxwich, just after 11.30am.
“During a search of the property a man inside the premises climbed onto the roof and fell. He has been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
“He has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and will be questioned when considered medically fit.”
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