South Scotland

Bathgate boy badly hurt in Glentress mountain bike fall

A teenage boy from Bathgate has suffered a serious head injury after coming off his mountain bike in Glentress Forest in the Borders.

The incident happened on one of the tracks through the forest on Sunday afternoon.

The 14-year-old was airlifted to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

His injuries have been described as serious but are not thought to be life-threatening.

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