A lone walker who was in need of medical care was helped down The Cheviot by mountain rescue teams yesterday evening.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team helped the walker after a request from the police and ambulance service.

Initial information indicated the walker was between The Cheviot and Scald Hill.

The first team members to arrive split up into two groups, with one heading towards The Cheviot and the other towards Scald Hill.

At 7.50pm, the casualty was located just below the summit of Scald Hill.

After being assessed by a team medic, they were walked slowly off the hill to one of the rescue team's vehicles for a short journey down to the valley.

The walker was then handed over to the Ambulance Service for further assessment.

It was the second incident in five days the mountain rescue teams had attended on The Cheviot.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team said: "We would like to wish the walker well and emphasise that they did exactly the right thing by requesting help from the emergency services."