LATEST NEWS: Woman fighting for her life after fall from horse

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A HORSERIDER is fighting for her life in hospital after falling from her horse.

The 29-year-old was riding her horse in Fence Houses this morning when she fell, smashing her head on the ground.

The Great North East Air Ambulance was called to the scene and the rider was given an anaesthetic before being flown to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for emergency treatment.

The incident happened at the junction of John Street and Durham Street at 8.50am this morning. The woman is in a serious condition.