Customers wish window cleaner speedy recovery after fall in Marlborough

The air ambulance took 14 minutes to get to Frenchay

The air ambulance took 14 minutes to get to Frenchay

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Customers of popular window cleaner Robin Salkeld have been wishing him well following his fall from a ladder on Monday.

Mr Salkeld was cleaning the upstairs windows of Trevor and Sally Brown’s house in Oxford Street, near the Green in Marlborough, when he fell 30ft through a plastic conservatory roof and on to the stone floor below.

He was airlifted by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance to Frenchay Hospital, in Bristol, suffering from servere lacerations, and was discharged from hospital to his home in Great Bedwyn yesterday.

Steve Pascall, who lives opposite the Browns’ house in Oxford Street, knows Mr Salkeld as he is their window cleaner. Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Pascall said: “We feel sorry for him because Robin is such a super guy, so helpful.

“It’s so sad when this happens to anybody, but when it happens to someone like him, who is so helpful, it is an absolute tragedy.”

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said yesterday she heard a terrible crash and thought two cars had collided.

She sent her best wishes to Mr Salkeld, and said: “Robin is such a super guy, he's always pleasant and happy.

“The residents of The Green are very concerned about what has happened and wish him a speedy recovery.

“Anyone you talk to about Robin will say what we have said, he’s such a friendly, happy guy.”

Paramedic Ross Culligan was on the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and he added: “The patient, a gentleman in his sixties, was cleaning the windows of a property.

“He fell from the top of a 30-foot high ladder through a plastic roofed conservatory and on to a stone floor below. We don’t know what caused him to fall.

“He did sustain serious injuries and the decision was made to take him to a major trauma centre to see a plastic surgeon specialist.

“He was conscious throughout and was in very good spirits but in considerable pain.”

The air ambulance took four minutes to fly to Marlborough, where it landed on The Common.

The flight to Frenchay Hospital took 14 minutes.

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