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Biker air-lifted to hospital with serious injuries

The Great North Air Ambulance in Alston Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from his motorbike near Alston

The 68-year-old suffered serious chest injuries.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAA) was called to the incident at 3.30pm yesterday (August 30), and the doctor-led trauma team assessed and treated the patient before he was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

GNAA say the flight took 10 minutes and he arrived in a stable condition.