North East woman airlifted to hospital after suffering chainsaw injury to arm and chest

The Great North Air Ambulance.
The Great North Air Ambulance.

Elderly woman airlifted to hospital after sustaining a chainsaw injury to her arm and chest.

The Great North Air Ambulance was dispatched with a doctor and paramedic after the woman, said to be aged between 71-80, suffered the wound.

Her injuries are said to be non life-threatening. She was flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for specialist hospital treatment.

The incident happened at about 12.20pm today in Wall, Northumberland.