Emergency services were called to assist an elderly lady who had fallen approximately 25 feet down a steep bank.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 10.11pm last night (21).

Crews from Wareham, Pool and the Rope Rescue Team from Weymouth were called to the scene at Shatters Hill in Wareham.

Crews managed to gain access to the female casualty, aged in her 60s, and with assistance from the ambulance service led the female to safety.

A spokesman for DWFRS said: "It was a steep grassy embankment of about 20 to 25 feet.

"Originally it was thought crews would have to help in getting the woman back up the slope, but it would appear that the crews were able to get to the woman via a neighbour's property."

DWFRS were contacted by ambulance to ask for assistance.

South Western Ambulance said they received the call ay 9.57pm and attended with one ambulance and one rapid response vehicle.

The patient was reported to have no injuries but was taken to Poole Hospital for a check-up.