EMERGENCY services, including four helicopters, were called to the scene of a crash in the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday involving two motorbikes and a car.

Police, firefighters and air ambulance crews were in attendance at the incident on the B6255 at Newby Head Pass between Hawes and Settle.

North Yorkshire Police said on Sunday evening: "All emergency services attended and the road is currently closed between Hawes and the turn off for Dent, to allow the Collision Investigation Unit to conduct a full investigation of the scene. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 

"Any witnesses who were travelling along the B6255 at the time of the collision, or anyone with any information which could assist officers in establishing the circumstances around the incident are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

"Officers would particularly like to speak to anyone with dash cam footage of the incident or any of the vehicles involved.

"Please dial 101 and pass the information to the Force Control Room, quoting reference 12180178330."

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Crews from Hawes, Settle and an Officer were called to a serious road traffic collision.

"One casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance and one by road ambulance.

"Crews assisted with casualty care and made the scene safe. This incident has been left with the police."