POLICE are appealing for information following a motorcycle accident that left two men with serious injuries.

A report was received of a motorbike crash at the Four Lane Ends/Colliery Lane roundabout, at Hetton-le-Hole, at 10.18pm on Tuesday.

Emergency services attended and two men, who had come off a Yamaha for reasons yet to be established, were taken to hospital.

A 39-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his pelvis and was said to be in a life-threatening condition.

The other man, 31, suffered serious leg and arm injuries.

Police are eager to hear from anyone in the area or on the road, at the time.

Sergeant Alan Keenleyside, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols team, said: “This was a very serious collision that has left both riders with very serious injuries.

“Their next of kin have been notified and both men are currently receiving treatment in hospital.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting reference 1186 070519, or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on (0800) 555111.