Man flown to hospital after bike fall

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene.
The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene.

A man was flown to hospital with a serious leg injury after falling from his bike at Kielder Forest.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the scene yesterday at 4pm.

The GNAAS doctor-led trauma team administered advanced pain relief to the patient, in his 40s, before he was flown to Newcastle’s RVI within 20 minutes. His condition on arrival was stable.