A MAN was taken to hospital with “life-threatening injuries” after falling from the third floor window of a flat.

Police were called to a flat in Russell Mews, Brighton, at around 7.05am this morning.

One tradesman said they saw “blood on the pavement” – while ambulance crews appeared to be taking pictures of the scene.

Sussex Police have now confirmed that a man is believed to have fallen from the open window of the flat.

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A spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to a report of man who was believed to have fallen from a third floor window of a flat in Russell Mews, Brighton, at 7.05am on Tuesday, July 5 and suffered serious, life-threatening injuries.

“The public are asked to avoid the area where possible and a further update will be issued in due course.”

A tradesman told The Argus: "There's lots of blood on the pavement. We’re doing a job in the area. We can get over there, but just waiting at the moment. It looks like whatever happened was down in the alleyway over there.”

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Three police cars and an ambulance were in attendance and the road was closed off, but has now reopened.

Our reporter Zac Sherratt went to the scene where he saw “someone being wheeled away into an ambulance”.

Police also “washed away the blood from the pavement”.

Follow our live blog for the latest on the incident this morning.