TWO teenage boys were seriously hurt when the motorcycle they were riding was involved in a collision with a car at the weekend.

Durham Police have appealed for witnesses following the collision in Front Street, Station Town, east Durham, on Saturday.

The boys, both aged 14, were on a motorcycle which was involved in a collision with a car outside Gills Takeaway at about 9.45pm.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, suffering from head injuries and a broken ankle, while his pillion passenger was taken to North Tees Hospital suffering from leg, pelvis and facial injuries.

Investigating Officer, Acting Sergeant Andrew Wells said: “We are currently conducting a number of lines of inquiry in order to trace the vehicle and driver involved in this collision.

“It is believed this vehicle is dark in colour and of a saloon style.

“While these enquiries continue, I am asking for any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle involved or have any dashcam or CCTV footage to get in touch with us”.

Anyone with any information should contact Durham Police's Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident 449 of April 13.