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Emergency Services scrambled to glider crash in Melton

Emergency services were sent to reports that a light aircraft had crashed in to a field in Melton.

The glider crashed in Melton after a mid-air collision. Photo: Michael Riley Aieral Media

Firefighters, Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were sent to the incident off Leicester Road in Melton just after 3pm today (Thursday) following reports that a glider had crashed in to a field.

Emergency Services at the scene in Leicester Road, Melton. Photo: Submitted

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service said: "We received a mobilisation message at 15:03 to a report of a glider that has crashed. We have a pump from Melton Mowbray and Birstall Fire Station in attendance, alongside the Police and EMAS."

Firefighters and other emergency services are at the scene. Photo: NEMM File Photo

The Air Ambulance is also at the scene.

More to follow.

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The aircraft flew at pace low over the Roman Gate development towards the neighbouring Roundhouse Park development. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance, a search and rescue helicopter, two fire appliances, half a dozen police cars, including unmarked, and ambulances joined by two unmarked white estate cars spent the best part of an hour at the scene.

The air ambulance departed towards the southeast returning, presumably to station, in the direction of Nottingham about 15 minutes later. The search and rescue helicopter departed in the direction of Nottingham shortly afterwards.

There was traffic disruption along Leicester Road until 4:30 p.m.

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