A MOTORCYCLIST was seriously injured in a collision on the A658 at Leathley near Harrogate near Riffa service station at 6.30am this morning.

The incident involved a black pickup style vehicle driven by a 58-year-old man from Halifax and a black motorcycle ridden by a 50-year-old man from Harrogate.

The road was closed for five hours while police investigated at the scene.

Witnesses are asked to call traffic constable Steve James on 101 or email steve.james117@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk .