POLICE are looking for witnesses to come forward after a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash.

The incident took place at the junction of Oxford Road and Clarence Street in Burnley at, 1.50pm yesterday, when a Kawasaki motorbike and a Ford Focus crashed.

The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old from Burnley, suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to the major trauma unit at Royal Preston Hospital.

An air ambulance was called to the scene and landed nearby, however it was not needed.

The motorbike was believed to have been stolen from a house in Nelson earlier that day.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 45-year old man from Burnley, was uninjured but was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

He has been released under investigation.

A passer-by said there were two ambulances and five police cars at the scene.

Sgt Oliver Jones, of Tac Ops, said: "This collision has left a man with some significant injuries and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage or CCTV to contact the police.

"I would also appeal to anyone who saw the motorbike in the moments prior to the collision to get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0802 of June 6.