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Horse rider found wandering on country lane airlifted to hospital

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A horse rider found wandering a country lane in a confused state and with a head injury has been airlifted to hospital.

The man was found near to Summerhill Junction by Brynore Hall in the Criftins area near Ellesmere at around 12.50pm this afternoon.

Murray MacGregor, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, said: "The 51-year-old was wearing a riding helmet and body protection but was in a confused state.

"The staff on scene tried to stabilise his condition as he had a head injury but in the end requested an air ambulance with a trauma doctor on board. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was immediately dispatched.

"After further assessment by the doctor, the man was anaesthetised at the scene and flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital."

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