A paraglider crashed into a tree near Ramsbury and had to be rescued by firefighters.

Crews from Swindon, Chippenham, Marlborough and Trowbridge fire stations were called shortly after midday on Saturday to Whites Hill, near Ramsbury.

A paraglider had called for help after becoming trapped in a tree – and stuck an estimated 25-30m off the ground.

The aerial appliance from Swindon’s Drove Road fire station and rope rescue specialists from Chippenham and Trowbridge joined the rescue effort.

A DWFRS spokesman said: “The casualty was given a precautionary check by the ambulance service to assess any injuries they may have sustained.”