Teenage girl falls off horse

A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital following an air ambulance alert.

The Great North Air Ambulance rushed to the aid of the teenager who had been thrown off the back of a horse on the outskirts of Hartlepool.

The incident happened at around 1.55pm yesterday, in a field near Hart Village.

The 15-year old girl was taken to the UNiversity Hospital of North Tees in Stockton suffering with back pain.

The injuries are not thought to be serious.