A man believed to be a window cleaner is in a serious condition after falling from a building in Oxford Street.
Horrified commuters described seeing blood on the pavement when the man, in his mid-40s, fell from a building near Harewood Place.
The incident happened at around 6.30am on Tuesday (November 14).
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) and the London Air Ambulance Service attended the scene and the man was rushed to a central London hospital.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers were called at 6.30am on Tuesday November 14 to Oxford Street near Harewood Place.
“A man in his 40s, believed to be a window cleaner, had fallen from a height.”
LAS said: “We treated a man at the scene for head and leg injuries and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”
The spokesman said the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.
Dan Smallbone tweeted: “There’s a lorry stopped on the pavement in Oxford Street, police all around it and blood on the floor.”
Another Twitter user with the handle @AlexScottlrv posted: “Guy fell off the building (window cleaner) alive but badly injured.”
Twitter user @MalikAggs wrote: “I hope the guy who fell from the top of the building this morning in Oxford Street pulls through & makes a full recovery.”
And a different user said they “saw the ropes” from the window cleaning equipment.
The Met said the surrounding roads would remain closed while emergency services deal with the situation.
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