Woman, 79, taken to hospital after fall

Fire service

Fire service

Firefighters had to break in to an elderly woman’s house after she fell in the bathroom.

A fire crew were called to the woman’s home on Rookland Avenue in Atherton at around 6.05am this morning, Monday.

They were forced to break a window to access the property and found a 79-year-old woman who had dislocated her shoulder following the fall.

Firefighters remained with the woman until paramedics arrived and took her to hospital for treatmnet.