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Emergency services flock to Gravesend as woman ‘falls from window’

PUBLISHED: 15:06 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:32 11 October 2017

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Ambulance and fire crews were sent to the scene

Emergency services flooded a Gravesend street on Wednesday amid reports a woman had “fallen from a window”.

Secamb said it was called to Harmer Street at around 8.50am, sending an ambulance, two response cars and two hazardous response team (Hart) vehicles to the scene.

A spokesperson from ambulance operator said: “We were called to Harmer Street following a reports a person had fallen from a window and landed on a flat roof below.

“The patient suffered injuries and complained of back pain. They were taken to King’s College Hospital with serious injuries.”

It is not known whether the injuries are life threatening.

The Hart teams were sent due to the height hazard of retrieving the patient, while Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called in to assist.

Pictures from the scene show immigration officers were present.

A spokesperson from the Home Office said: “Immigration enforcement officers attended an address in Harmer Street, Gravesend today, Wednesday October 11, as part of an intelligence led operation.

“During the visit, a 41-year-old woman was found on a flat roof below a window with cuts to her leg. Paramedics were called and after initial treatment she was taken to hospital for further checks.”

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