A man was rescued earlier today after being trapped under lorry and was taken to hospital with head and arm injuries.

The man first became trapped while working on a pickup truck on Hilton Lane in Walkden on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters from Farnworth Fire Station and from Atherton Fire Station were rushed to the scene and quickly worked to free the man who was then taken to hospital with injuries, including cuts to his head and arms.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “A gentleman was trapped underneath a truck on Hilton Lane.

“We were called at around 11.50am.

“The gentleman had suffered lacerations to the head and was conveyed to Royal Salford Hospital.”

The crew from Farnworth was the first to arrive on the scene and began the job of freeing the injured man from underneath the vehicle, with the crew from Atherton following closely behind.

The firefighters managed to lift the truck up and stabilise it, allowing the man to then be freed.

He was then taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.

No other casualties have been reported and no other vehicles were reported by the fire and rescue service to have been involved.