A female spectator at the first stage of the Tour de France has been airlifted to hospital after apparently falling through a roof in Skipton, Yorkshire. The woman is believed to be in her forties and suffered serious head injuries. According to one witness on Twitter she was watching the event from her roof when it collapsed.

In a statement on its website North Yorkshire police said:

"Woman injured after falling from roof in Skipton

North Yorkshire Police were called at around 12.30pm on Saturday 5 July 2014 to reports that a woman had fallen through a roof at the Corn Mill on Chapel Street in Skipton.

The woman, believed to be in her forties, was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to hospital by air ambulance. She is believed to have sustained head injuries in the fall.

Its is believed the woman had climbed on the roof via a first floor window.

The route of the Tour de France was not affected by the incident."