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Elderly woman injured in scaffold collapse

An elderly woman has been injured after scaffolding collapsed into a pedestrian walkway in Tyneside last weekend.

The woman, 68, was rescued by emergency services after 40mph winds toppled the structure in Byker on Saturday.

She was taken to Newcastle General Hospital with a broken hip.

The scaffolding was being used in the refurbishment of a vacant retail unit.

It is understood no one else was injured in the incident.