A MAJOR police and ambulance operation has taken place at Sainsbury's in Bicester after reports a young person either jumped or fell from the roof of the store car park.

Workers in nearby shops said that the emergency services descended on the store in Bure Place shortly after 11am on Thursday.

Oxford Mail:

One woman who works in the area and asked not to be named said an eyewitness had told her they saw the body of a young person on the floor next to the car park surrounded by a large crowd.

It is not known yet how bad the injuries sustained were.

The woman said she had been told the youth was still alive when taken from the scene in an ambulance.

Oxford Mail:

Other shop workers along Manorsfield Road said they has also seen police cars and ambulances speeding past with blue flashing lights.

South Central Ambulance Service has now confirmed it was called at 11.05am to reports that a person had fallen from a height, and sent several ambulances and paramedics.

Spokeswoman Michelle Archer said its paramedics had treated a 'male patient' with 'serious injuries' who was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Sainsbury's said its staff worked with paramedics when they arrived and said their thoughts were with the young person and their family.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that it was called to a 'fear for welfare' in the area shortly after 11am and sent officers.