A man has been airlifted to hospital with a serious hand injury after a bank holiday DIY job went wrong in Tamworth.
The incident happened at the man's Neville Street home in Glascote on Monday morning before emergency services and the air ambulance arrived to find the 55-year-old with a partially amputated thumb.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man had been laying decking in his garden when he cut his thumb on a circular saw.
“Crews immediately dressed the man’s deep wound and he was transferring by ambulance to the awaiting helicopter which had landed in a park nearby.
“Due to the serious nature of the man’s injury, the air ambulance was utilised to convey the man quickly to Royal Derby Hospital, a specialist hand surgery centre, for further treatment.”
It is not yet known if surgeons were able to save the man's thumb.