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Air ambulance called to Christleton after jogger hit by tree branch

High winds believed to be responsible for freak accident

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A jogger was taken to hospital after being hit by a falling branch in high winds on Sunday (November 29).

The male, in his 40s, was found with bleeding from his head in Brown Heath Road, Christleton, about 11.10am, triggering a response from North West Air Ambulance which landed nearby.

However, the injury proved not to be serious and he was ultimately taken by road ambulance to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Shelley Smith said: “At 11.32am on 29th November police were notified by the ambulance service that they were dealing with a man who was believed to have been hit on the head by a falling branch in Brown Heath Road.

Brown Heath Road, Christleton. Picture by Google

“They notified police that an air ambulance had been called. Police were later notified that the man had subsequently been taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital by road. There was no requirement for any police involvement.”

There were several incidents caused by high winds on Sunday including trees being blown down in Chester Road, Little Stanney and River Lane, Handbridge, while a heavy metal roof collapsed onto a stairwell by the Forum shopping centre in Cheste r.

The Met Office has today included Cheshire West and Chester in a wind warning valid from 9am until 6pm today (Monday, November 30). Gusts of up to 50mph are predicted inland across the North West.

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