Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28 year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on the A168 between Thirsk and Dishforth.

The collision happened at 8.40am on Wednesday, when a Kawaski motorcycle and a black Land Rover Discovery collided on the southbound dual carriageway near Asenby.

Both vehicles were travelling south when they collided.

North Yorkshire Police said that the motorcyclist, who is from Sowerby, was taken by ambulance to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance also attended the scene and its doctor accompanied the rider to hospital.

A 37 year-old woman from Kirkby Overblow, who was driving the Land Rover Discovery, didn’t require hospital treatment.

In a statement, the force said: "We are appealing to anyone who was travelling along the on the A168 between Thirsk and Dishforth and saw the motorcycle and a black Land Rover Discovery prior to the collision and to anyone who witnessed the actual collision to contact them.

"Anyone with any information or dash-cam footage obtained in the area at the time is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask for Rob Roberts or email Rob.Roberts@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

"Please quote 12190022383 when passing on any information."