OAP cut from car

AN ELDERLY man had to be cut free from wreckage after his car smashed into a wall in Gorebridge yesterday morning.

The          77-year-old was left trapped in his vehicle and had to be released using hydraulic cutting gear after his car left the road at Birkenside at around 8:20am.

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He was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but the extent of his injuries are not yet known.

Fire crews from Dalkeith and Liberton attended the crash.