Tyne & Wear

South Shields teen 'critical' after cutting neck in sunbed fall

Great North Air Ambulance Service
Image caption The teenager was flown to hospital in a critical condition

A teenager is in a critical condition after cutting his neck open on a sunbed and then falling down the stairs at a flat in South Shields.

The 17-year-old boy is understood to have cut his neck on one of the light bulbs when he fell on to the sunbed.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to the flat on South Frederick Street early on Sunday.

He was taken by helicopter to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His injuries are described as life-threatening.

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