THREE men were hospitalised after scaffolding collapsed in the Cotswolds yesterday.

Shortly after 3.30pm, on Tuesday, October 16, scaffolding collapsed at an address in Church Westcote near Chipping Norton.

Three men were injured in the incident and taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Two of the men are believed to have suffered non-serious injuries while the extent of the other man’s injuries are unknown at this stage.

Ambulance and fire services attended the scene.

Crews from Moreton and Stow fire services assisted in the rescue of the casualties.

Fire officer Ian Tonner tweeted out: "Excellent to oversee Moreton and Stow crews at this incident earlier.

"Four people rescued and safe systems of work put in place to ensure no more danger.

The health and safety executive has been informed of the incident.