Hotel thief calls 999 after falling off roof and breaking leg

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A suspected thief was forced to call 999 after falling 40ft off a former hotel building in Gloucester.

The 30-year-old man got himself arrested after being rushed to hospital with injuries that included a broken pelvis, leg and nose.

He called an ambulance after falling off the roof of the historic Fleece Hotel building in Westgate Street at 5.45am on Saturday.

He was then arrested after lead piping and music equipment, thought to have been taken from the hotel, was discovered nearby.

The former hotel and bar has been put on the market this month by Gloucester City Council in the hope of regeneration after being left derelict for a decade.

A force spokesman told the Gloucester Citizen: "Officers had to force entry to a secure area to get to the man, who is believed to have fallen around 12 metres. He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with a broken leg, suspected broken pelvis and possible broken nose.

"Suspected stolen lead piping and music equipment were discovered nearby."

The man is still recovering in hospital, and has been bailed until the 16 June.



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