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Royal Navy helicopter forced to airlift a toddler to hospital

The HMS Gannet SAR 177 airlifted the sick toddler to hospital Credit: Royal Navy

A Royal Navy helicopter was forced to intervene when an ambulance got stuck in the snow on its way to treat an unconscious toddler in the Scottish Borders.

The one-year-old was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle from his remote farmhouse in Whisgills, near Langholm.

An air ambulance based in Glasgow was originally called when the ambulance got stuck, but was unable to fly due to the snow showers sweeping west and central Scotland.

While the Royal Navy Sea King helicopter was on its way, a local doctor managed to reach the farmhouse to check on the toddler.

The toddler was said to be alert when he arrived at the hospital.

"The quick intervention of a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter helped extract a young child who had taken ill while stranded in a snow-bound house near Langholm"

– Spokesperson, Royal Navy

Four charged following assault and robbery in Galashiels

Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery in Galashiels Credit: PA

Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.

A 24-year-old man was threatened with a knife before being robbed at an address in Larchbank Street in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.

The men, aged between 17 and 27, will appear in court at a later date.

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