A five-month-old baby has been taken to hospital after their pram fell down a grass embankment to the ground below at a popular North East beach today (Wednesday, April 17).

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, at 11am.

Police, firefighters and paramedics converged on the scene along with an air ambulance and lifeboat crews.

The infant, who had 'non-serious injuries' and their mother were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 11am today (Wednesday), we received a report of concern for the welfare of a child on Longsands Beach in Tynemouth.

"It was reported that a five-month-old baby in their pram had fallen from a grassed embankment to the ground below.

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“Emergency services attended the scene and the infant and their mother have been taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.”

A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We dispatched an ambulance crew, a duty officer, two crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), and requested support from our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who attended via air."