Man airlifted to hospital

The Great North Air Ambulance Service's Guardian of the North.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service's Guardian of the North.

A Northumberland man is in a critical condition after being airlifted to hospital this afternoon.

Around 1.45pm today, the Great North Air Ambulance was called to assist paramedics after a man in his 70s became seriously unwell at home in Longwitton.

The patient was treated at the scene by the air ambulance doctor before being flown to a specialist treatment centre at the RVI in Newcastle. The flight took just seven minutes.