A TEENAGER has been hospitalised with fractures to his skull after falling off a roof at Saddleworth School.
Police were called to an incident at the school, off Uppermill High Street, on the evening of Friday, February 17, 2017 at around 9:50pm.
GMP Saddleworth and Lees confirmed in a statement on Facebook: “A male, 16yrs, had climbed up onto a flat roof and fallen off, sustaining serious injuries including fractures to his skull, elbow, knee and wrist.
“The young man was taken to the trauma unit at the Manchester Royal Infirmary where he was stabilised prior to surgery.
“The young man’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening and the Saddleworth Team hopes he makes a quick recovery.
“We can not stress enough the seriousness of the risk with regards to climbing onto structures and roofs.
“We have a number of derelict / empty mills across the area. These buildings are old and as such the floors can be very weak leading to collapses.”