An appeal has been launched after a cyclist was seriously injured following a crash with a motorbike yesterday.

Cleveland Police confirmed a man, 27, has been arrested in connection with a collision in Norton yesterday (January 25).

The incident saw a motorbike ridden onto Somerset Road, at its junction with Lavender Way, from a grassed area before colliding with a mountain biker at around 2:30pm.

The Northern Echo:

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “The 27-year-old cyclist sustained numerous injuries including fractures to his face, ribs and arm as well as internal injuries and he is receiving treatment in James Cook University Hospital.

“A 27-year-old man is currently in custody being questioned in connection with the collision.

“Police would appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information as well as any dashcam, doorbell, or cctv footage to help our ongoing enquiries.

“Please contact Cleveland Police on 101 number, quoting ref 014472.”

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The Northern Echo:

A NEAS spokesperson said: "We received a call at 2.32pm this afternoon to reports of a road traffic incident on Somerset Road in Norton, Stockton.

“We dispatched two ambulance crews, one specialist paramedic, and one duty officer, and requested the support of our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who attended by air.

“One patient was transported to The James Cook University Hospital by road for further treatment."