Man and woman injured in Ben Nevis avalanche

A man and a woman have been injured in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands.

Emergency services received a report of an avalanche on Ben Nevis at about 1.10pm today.

A Royal Navy helicopter is assisting the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team at the scene. Credit: Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

Police Scotland said a woman is understood to be in a serious condition and has been airlifted to Belford Hospital.

There is no information about the man's condition at this stage.

The Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a Royal Navy helicopter from HMS Gannet in Prestwick, Ayrshire, have been taking part in the rescue efforts.