5pm UPDATE: Man falls down lift shaft at Newlands Centre, Kettering

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A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling about 20ft down a lift shaft at the Newlands Centre in Kettering today.

Emergency services were called to the shopping centre at about 2.45pm after the man, believed to be a contractor working there, fell from the first floor of the lift shaft.

He was badly injured in the fall and was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted to hospital.

The shopping centre was closed to shoppers following the incident.

See tomorrow’s Evening Telegraph for the full story and pictures from the scene.