A MAN is in hospital after apparently getting his stomach caught in a sanding machine.

The man is believed to have been sanding when the incident happened at about 1pm today in 3D Tool Hire in Higher Market Street, Farnworth.

The North West Air Ambulance was called but the man, said to be aged 38, was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

Firefighters were also called but did not need to help.