A TEENAGER is critically ill after falling more than 20ft down cliffs at a North-East park.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to Mowbray Park, Sunderland, at about 7.30pm on Saturday after the 14-year-old girl fell 24ft.

She suffered serious head and pelvic injuries, as well as other internal injuries.

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She was treated at the scene and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, by road ambulance with a trauma team because of the weather conditions.

The schoolgirl was said to be in a critical condition.