North East Wales

Woman spectator hurt at cycling race in Llangollen

A women spectator is in hospital with serious injuries following an incident at a mountain biking event in Denbighshire.

The woman, in her 20s, was airlifted to hospital in Staffordshire after being injured at the race in Llangollen.

Two air ambulances were sent to the scene after emergency services was alerted at 17:37 BST on Sunday.

A spokesperson for British Cycling said inquiries were continuing into how the woman received her injuries.

"Until then we can't comment any further," the spokesperson said.

"British Cycling's thoughts are with the injured lady and her family."

It is understood the woman was injured while a downhill competition was taking place at a venue near the town.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 5.37pm yesterday, Sunday 31 August, to the Llangollen area.

"We responded with two Wales Air Ambulances, and a woman in her 20s with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire."

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