HEREFORD boxer Lee Jenkins has been airlifted to hospital after a climbing accident in Symonds Yat.

The 23-year-old, who has been named locally, fell around 25 metres from the top of a rock face yesterday afternoon (Friday).

Emergency crews were scrambled to the scene at around 2.45pm and Lee, a student, was later rushed to Hereford County Hospital.

He is believed to have been climbing with friends when the accident happened.

Lee is a talented amateur boxer and shone earlier this month for an England Select against Wales Select at Hereford Sixth Form College.