Glider has a lucky escape after crash landing at Sutton Bank

The airfield at Sutton Bank
The airfield at Sutton Bank
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A glider has escaped with minor injuries after crashing at the edge of an airfield in North Yorkshire this afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Sutton Bank airfield at around 12.37pm. Ambulance crews drafted in the police and the fire service but they were not needed.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said the glider had come down at the edge of the field but was believed to have just suffered minor injuries to his hands.