TWO motorcyclists were taken to hospital - one by air ambulance - after a crash near Tadcaster.

North Yorkshire Police said the accident happened at about 10am yesterday in Wighill Lane, between Tadcaster and Wighill.

A spokesman said one casualty was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and the other to York Hospital.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a motorcyclist had been airlifted to Leeds. Neither of the patients was in a critical or life-threatening condition.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said firefighters were called out to the accident, which it understood had also involved a car and a tractor, but their services were not needed.