A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital following a crash in York.

North Yorkshire Police were called to the roundabout at Monks Cross Drive where a motorcyclist had crashed, close to the junction with Jockey Lane.

A police spokesman said the crash happened close to the Sainsburys entrance, and the male biker suffered injuries which required treatment by police and paramedics at the roadside.

The road has been closed by police, and will remain closed for some time.

The motorcyclist was taken to York Hospital at about 10.40am.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.