MOUNTAIN rescue team volunteers were called to the aid of a woman who injured her leg at Rosebery Topping.

It was the first call-out of the month for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team who were contacted by the ambulance service this morning with a report of a woman who was injured after falling on steps below Roseberry Topping in Newton Wood.

The team members were transported to the scene in a ‘shuttle service’ using rescue Land Rovers, as parking and access for members’ vehicles in and around the car park was as usual very limited.

Two other team members who were walking and running in the area at the time made their way directly to the scene.

A rescue team spokesman said: "Upon arrival they treated the casualty for a suspected broken leg and provided her with pain relief.

"She was then lifted her onto a specialist rescue stretcher, wrapped in a vacuum mattress and carried a couple of hundred metres to the NEAS ambulance for transport to hospital.

"The team wish her well in her recovery."

The call-out involved 17 members at the scene and the incident lasted just under an hour and a half.