A man is in a 'critical but stable condition' in hospital after a crash in Rawtenstall.

Emergency services were called to Bocholt Way at 6.49pm yesterday (October 27) following reports of a collision involving a BMW 520D and a Ducati 748S motorbike.

The motorcyclist, a 56-year-old man from Rossendale, suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

He remains there in a 'critical but stable condition, police said.

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The road was closed for nearly six hours for investigation works.

Lancashire Constabulary said nobody has been arrested and the driver of the BMW stopped at the scene.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses

Sgt Steve Hardman, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This collision has resulted in a man receiving a number of serious injuries and my thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this time.

“We are now working to establish the full circumstances of what led to the collision and we would ask any witnesses or anybody with dashcam or CCTV footage to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 2385@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1243 of October 27, 2021.

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