Pensioner airlifted to hospital after fall

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A 78-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling in her garden in Bilton.

She sustained leg injuries in the fall, which happened on Saturday afternoon.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was sent to the incident at approximately 4.50pm and landed at the scene seven minutes later.

The patient was given much-needed pain relief and her leg was immobilised with a traction splint. She was then airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further treatment.

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