A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after falling from scaffolding in Taunton this evening (Thursday).

The man was working on the exterior of a house in Plais Street when he fell 12 feet to the ground.

Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the incident off Priorswood Road after 5pm.

A helicopter landed on the green at nearby Eaton Crescent and carried the victim to Musgrove Park Hospital.

The extent of the man's injuries are unknown at this stage.

A number of police officers are currently still at the scene.

We will bring you more information as we obtain it.