A worker at a north-east abattoir has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance was scrambled from its base outside Perth to the slaughterhouse at Turriff to take the 55-year-old man to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.
His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening.
It is thought the man was working at the abattoir at the time he were hurt, which is owned by supermarket giant Morrisons.
Locals watched as the air ambulance arrived at the Woodhead Bro’s plant shortly before 3.45pm. It left the site on the town’s Markethill Road a short while later.
Inspector Steven McDonald, of Banff Police Station, said: “We received a report of a 55-year-old man having suffered a serious injury at an abattoir in Turriff around 2.30pm on Tuesday.
“The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by helimed.
“His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The Health and Safety Executive will be made aware.”
Workers in the abattoir are classed as key workers providing a vital step in the food chain during the coronavirus crisis.
It is thought that the factory processes around 8,000 lambs and 1,000 cattle each week.
Morrisons was contacted for comment.