POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a man was knocked down by a bus yesterday.

The pedestrian, who is 62 and from Hetton-le-Hole, Wearside, was struck by an Arriva single-decker bus near North Road bus station, Durham, shortly before 3pm on Monday.

He was airlifted by Great North Air Ambulance helicopter to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary from Palace Green.

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The bus driver and passengers were not injured.

Sergeant Lee Morris, from Durham Police, said: "Although we have spoken to a number of people who saw the collision yesterday, we are still keen to speak to any other witnesses.

"I would ask anyone with information to contact 101 and ask for the collision investigation unit."