A YOUNG boy had to be airlifted to hospital after falling 25 feet from a tree in Evesham on Sunday.

The boy, believed to be eight years old, had a fractured leg and was treated for potential pelvic and abdominal injuries after falling from the tree in Evesham's Abbey Park.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene and despatched a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance shortly before 1.30pm.

The first ambulance resource arrived on scene within three minutes of the 999 call.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Ambulance crews were called to reports of a boy who had fallen approximately 25 feet from a tree.

"On arrival at the scene, ambulance staff treated the boy believed to be eight years of age for a fractured leg. Due to the nature of the incident the boy was also treated for potential pelvic and abdominal injuries.

"The casualty was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment."