A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after another young male suffered 'serious leg injuries' in a car crash.

Police were called to the incident in Market Street in Shawforth at around 10.45pm on Sunday, December 31.

A black Land Rover, which officers said was stolen, crashed into a wall and fire, police and ambulance services were called.

The 15-year-old arrested following the incident has been bailed by police until June.

Another boy, thought by police to be in his teens, was taken to Manchester Children's Hospital with 'serious' leg injuries following the crash.

The police said he is receiving treatment and recovering from his injuries.

A police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a collision in Market Street.

"A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of burglary and he has been bailed until June.

"A black Land Rover, which we believe was stolen, was crashed into a wall.

"One boy, who we believe to be in his teens, was found at the scene with injuries to his leg."

The injuries had previously been reported to be 'serious but not life-threatening or life-altering' and he is now recovering from the incident.

The road was closed by police for an hour in the aftermath of the crash while investigations took place.

Firefighters from Bacup attended the incident and help administer first aid to the boy injured and clear the road of debris.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "No-one was trapped, there was no fire and firefighters administered first aid to a casualty, who was taken to hospital by ambulance."

Assistant chief constable Terry Woods attended the incident and he praised the work of Rossendale Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue and the North West Ambulance staff who attended.