A person has been taken to hospital after falling from a height and being rescued by firefighters. 

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue confirmed that firefighters and tech rescue appliances from the Stratton station attended the incident on St Philip's Road at 10.30am on Monday.

They believed that the casualty, who has not been identified, had fallen 10-15ft onto a flat roof. 

A picture posted on Twitter by Stratton St Margaret Fire Station showed a fire engine stationed outside a two-story property with scaffolding clearly set up. 

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that the person was taken to Great Western Hospital. 

A spokesperson from DWFire&Rescue said: "Firefighters and tech rescue appliances from Stratton attended a casualty who had fallen what we believe to be 10-15ft onto a flat roof along with an aerial ladder platform and fire appliance from Swindon.

"Ambulance and Police were also in attendance and the casualty was left in the hands of the ambulance service after rescue by the fire and rescue service."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 10.27hrs to an incident in Swindon. We sent a double-crewed land ambulance and conveyed one patient to Great Western Hospital”.