A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after crashing into a fence on a County Durham road this afternoon.

The man was injured collision between a motorcycle and a fence on the B6302, between Esh Winning and Ushaw Moor today (June 11).

A North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) spokesperson confirmed they received a report of the incident at about 3.30pm, and deployed an air ambulance, a paramedic crew and clinical team leader.

They confirmed the man had been treated for arm and leg injuries, before being taken to hospital by air ambulance.

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An NEAS spokesperson said: "We received a call at 15.29h today (11 June) to attend a collision between a motorbike and a fence on the B6302.

"We dispatched the air ambulance, a paramedic crew and clinical team leader, who treated a man with arm and leg injuries before he was airlifted to hospital."

Durham Police confirmed the road on B6302 between Esh Winning and Ushaw Moor had been closed earlier today following a road traffic collision.

They also said the road had been closed and advised motorists to seek alternative routes.

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A Durham Police spokesperson said: "The B6302 is currently closed between Esh Winning and Ushaw Moor due to a road traffic collision.

"We expect the road to be closed for some time. Please seek an alternative route."

The Northern Echo have contacted Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) for more information on the incident.