A FARMER has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed against a wall by cattle in Cumbria.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to Kirkby Stephen at 8am.

A 71-year-old farmer had been crushed against a wall by cattle, sustaining head, facial, chest and abdomen injuries.

He was assessed at the scene and treated by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team.

The patient was then flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough within 16 minutes.

His condition on arrival has been described as serious but stable condition.