With Video: Boy in hospital after falling from roof of former Gardner Aerospace building in Ilkeston

A 14-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from the roof of a building.

Police confirmed that the teenager fell from the roof of the building, the former home to Gardner Aerospace on Cotmanhay Road at 7.50pm on Sunday night.

Gardner Aerospace building which was the scene of an acident.

Gardner Aerospace building which was the scene of an acident.

He is thought to be in a stable condition at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Police have cordoned off the site to prevent anyone from entering the site.

Maurice and Janet Shipman live opposite and saw the ambulance arrive. Mrs Shipman said: “At about 7.30pm we noticed the lights from the ambulance. We saw the police and a youth lying on the floor. He was very still and wasn’t moving.”

Residents living nearby have said children often play there. One man, who did not wish to be named, said: “As far as I know nobody saw anything. I fetched the police there the other night, there was about 20 of them. There are always kids in there playing football. I have heard banging and walloping at 2am before. It’s a disgrace, we are trying to sell our house but it puts everybody off. It’s an eyesore.”

Another woman, who lives in Cotmanhay, said her son had told her that a boy had fallen through the roof.