A Lancaster man has died after being struck by a falling tree.

The fatal incident took place on Vicarage Road, in Ambleside, at around 11pm on Friday (November 26).

Emergency services including fire, search and rescue, ambulance and Cumbria Police attended the scene.

They were called to reports of a tree falling on to a man.

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The man, from Lancaster, died at the scene.

Members of the public are asked to avoid the area as the tree is still dangerous

Police and partner agencies are at the scene attempting to make the tree safe.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: "Police and partner agencies are in attendance to a serious incident on Vicarage Road, Ambleside. The incident involved a tree falling on to a man.

"Police were called to the scene at 11pm yesterday (26th Nov).

"Emergency services including Fire, Search and Rescue, Ambulance and Police attended the scene.

"The man who was from Lancaster sadly died at the scene.

"Police and partner agencies are attending the scene as the tree remains dangerous and the public is asked to avoid the area until the tree has been made safe."

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