A TEENAGER is in hospital tonight after he fell from the roof of an industrial unit in Blackburn.

Police said the 13-year-old boy suffered a fractured leg and pelvis after falling while trying to retrieve a football in Dickens Street at around 6.30pm.

Inspector Ilyas Mohmed said: “It would appear the kids have got a ladder from somewhere in an attempt to get the ball back.

“The boy was taken to hospital where his family is with him.”

A crew from Blackburn fire station attended the scene to assist police in accessing the building.