Here is why an air ambulance landed in Portsmouth this morning

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after being found in a ‘life-threatening’ condition in Portsmouth.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 3:26 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 8:46 pm

Emergency services were called to a property in Fratton Road, Fratton at around 8am today.

An air ambulance landed at Portsmouth Academy, in St Mary’s Road, but staff confirmed the helicopter was not attending an incident at the school.

Paramedics also attended the scene after a man was found with serious head injuries.

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Screen grab from a video of the air ambulance at Portsmouth Academy. Picture: Stu Vaizey

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘The air ambulance went to an incident on Fratton Road along with two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance.

‘A male patient was found at the property in a life-threatening condition and following initial treatment was then taken to University Hospital Southampton by road with the air ambulance crew travelling with the patient.

‘Hampshire Police were also in attendance.’

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Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident in Fratton.

A force spokeswoman said: ‘We received a call just after 8am today (January 24) regarding a man, in his 40s, with head injuries in Fratton Road, Portsmouth.

‘He has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

‘Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of what has happened.

‘Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting 44200029572.’