A teenager who suffered mutliple injuries after being thrown from her horse is back in the saddle - all thanks to her safety gear.

Angela Innes, 15, landed on her neck after her horse Paddy got spooked and threw her off in a Greenstead Green byway at about 5.30pm, Tuesday 24 June.

Luckily, the Honeywood school pupil is now making a swift recovery but says her injuries could have been a lot more serious without her helmet.

She said: “I want to tell people that both head and body protection are really necessary because you just don’t know what going to happen.”

For the full story, see this week's Halstead Gazette.