TWO people had to be rescued at Housesteads Roman Fort, near Bardon Mill, after falling while walking on Hadrian’s Wall on Tuesday.

Volunteers from the Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue teams attended the scene, alongside a community paramedic at around 5.30pm.

One casualty was treated for a potential back injury. The casualty was stabilised by mountain rescue volunteers using a vacuum mattress before being taken on a bell stretcher to an ambulance.

The other casualty suffered a suspected shoulder injury. They were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The incident involved 26 team members.