TWO brothers have described how they dashed to the aid of man who fell from the window of a flat in St Helens town centre.

Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were sent to Cotham Street shortly before 5pm on Monday after a man fell from a second floor flat window into an alleyway.

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The man was taken to hospital for treatment where his injuries included a number of fractures to his spine, ankle and heel.

The air ambulance circled the area before landing at Fosters Park, near Standish Street, St Helens.

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Emergency crews were at the scene on Monday night

Brothers Daniel and Gary Birchall were in the vicinity at the time when they saw the man climb out of the window.

Gary, 48, said: "We were only there to see my mate who is sorting out a restaurant down there and we saw a lad come out of the window on the first floor. It looked like he looked down then thought better of it but couldn’t get back up.

"His girlfriend was trying to lift him back up and Daniel was trying to get an industrial sized bin underneath him but the man fell before he could.

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The man fell from the flats into an alleyway

"Daniel ran over, I just couldn’t, and he tried to get him up but he couldn’t stand on his own. So we called for an ambulance and waited with him until it came.

Daniel 38 from Haydock, added: “I just couldn’t believe it. It was horrible to see and I hope he will be OK."