Girl’s wall fall ordeal

FIREFIGHTERS were called to help a teenager who had fallen from a wall in a park.

The 13-year-old girl had been to the park off Grampian Drive, in Peterlee, with a group of her friends when they decided to climb over a wall.

But after she fell and injured her knee, her pals called for the emergency services and a fire engine from Peterlee Fire Station went to the park at around 6.30pm last night.

The crew unlocked the park gate, helped the girl out and waited until her parents arrived to take her home.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “The girl had toppled off the wall and twisted or pulled her knee so she couldn’t move. We unlocked the gate and helped her out. Her parents then came to pick her up and took her home.”

Paramedics were not called to the incident.