A MAN sustained serious burns to his hands after cutting through an electricity cable in Godshill.

Isle of Wight police, fire and ambulance services all attended the scene at High Street, yesterday at 3.30pm.

The man had suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and was flown by the Hampshire and IW Air Ambulance to Southampton General.

The road, which is the main road through Godshill, was temporarily closed to traffic.

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