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Man flown to hospital after being found seriously injured in Penrith toilets

A man has been flown to hospital in Newcastle after being found with serious self-inflicted injuries in the toilets of a Penrith supermarket.

Cumbria Police were alerted at 2.50pm on Monday 9th September, by North West Ambulance Service, to a report of a man having suffered serious injuries inside the disabled toilets at Sainsbury’s in Penrith.

The GNAAS were called from their Langwathby base at 2:20pm and arrived on scene within five minutes.

The Doctor and Paramedic crew performed advanced interventions at the scene.

A GNAAS spokesman said: “The patient was given blood and placed in a medically induced coma and intubated before being flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, with a flight time of 21 minutes.”

His condition is described as serious.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

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