A young woman who was impaled through the neck by a railing is expected to make a full recovery.
Kirsty Scott was impaled for half an hour after she slipped on an icy path outside a flat in Perth and landed on the five-inch spike, which became embedded under her chin, on Monday morning.
The 23-year-old was being treated in intensive care at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after she was cut free by firefighters.
Tayside Police say the youth worker is recovering in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Ms Scott was fully conscious when she was rescued by fire crew who had to use a hacksaw because of the small space they had to cut through.
She underwent emergency surgery at the hospital to remove the spike from her neck.
Neil Scott, Perth Fire and Rescue station manager, said she had been "very lucky".
He said: "She was very fortunate that the spike embedded without hitting any of her bones. She stayed calm throughout, but afterwards she became quite distraught.
"I think she was just in shock. It must have been a very traumatic experience for her."
A Tayside Police spokesman said Ms Scott's family, who have asked for privacy, were "very grateful" to the emergency services.