Stebbing: Girl in hospital after sledging crash

A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital with head injuries after a sledging accident.

The girl was toboganning down a hill in Marshalls Piece, near Stebbing, when she crashed into a tree and suffered a head injury.

Essex Air Ambulance attended the incident at 3.30pm on Monday along with a land ambulance and response car.

The girl, who is from Stebbing, was treated and stabilised at the scene before being taken by land to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further monitoring and care.

The ambulance service has issued a warning for residents to take extra care in the snowy conditions.

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Air crew paramedic Laurie Phillipson said: “The current snowy conditions can be a lot of fun, but of course there can be risks so we ask that the young and young at heart be extra careful and take care.”

Meanwhile a dog was rescued after falling into an icy pond in Levers Close, just off Elsing Drive in South Wootton.

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Two fire crews from King’s Lynn answered the call at 12.40pm today and managed to free the dog from the icy bath by 1.10pm.

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