An immigrant appears to have been seriously injured in a fall following his bid to escape from the police.

Shocked eyewitness accounts told Newsbook.com.mt that Wednesday Morning, at approximately 09:30h, what appeared to be a police raid in Holy Cross Street, Marsa ended up with very serious consequences. The immigrant workers who gather there daily to look for work quickly dispersed as a police raid appeared to be underway. The eyewitnesses said that one of the immigrants seems to have panicked and instead of running jumped off an elevated part of the road which is several stories high. The eyewitnesses said that the consequences were tragic.

An ambulance was called on site.

Police have not yet confirmed the story and details are still being gathered.