Girl, 14, injured in Sunderland roof plunge

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A TEENAGE girl is recovering in hospital after plunging from a roof.

The 14-year-old was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling from a building near St Peter’s Metro station in Sunderland.

She was left battling back, leg and pelvic injuries after landing on concrete under the Wearmouth Bridge, after tumbling more than six metres.

An ambulance crew were called to the Sheepfolds Industrial Estate shortly before 5pm on Saturday.

But due to the extend of the girl’s injuries, they called for assistance from the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

The teenager was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary by the Guardian of the North air ambulance, which was able to land in a car park behind the Metro station.

Her condition was described as stable following the five-minute flight.