A man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a roof in Moray.
It is understood that the 72-year-old had been painting outside a home while up a ladder in Lhanbryde at the time of the incident at about 11am.
Police closed a section of St Andrew’s Road, near Robertson Road, in the village while emergency crews worked to provide aid and care at the scene.
It is understood that Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance airlifted a specialist medical team to the area from Aberdeen to provide extra assistance to the response.
Locals also reported seeing fire crews at the scene as emergency crews rushed to the village to provide assistance.
Officers remained at the scene on Robertson Road into the afternoon after the man had been taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin by ambulance.
A police spokesman said: “At about 11am officers were called to the St Andrew’s Road area of Lhanbryde following a report that a man had fallen from a roof.
“The man, who is aged 72, has been taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin, where he remains in a critical condition.”