An 84-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a collision in Chaigley has died.

Police were called around 3.20pm on September 21 to reports of an accident involving a bike and a car on Chipping Road, close to the junction with Mitton Road.

The pensioner, from Rochdale, was riding a Honda motorbike which had been involved in a collision with a Land Rover.

He suffered serious injuries to his chest and upper body and was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly died on Saturday September 28.

The driver of the Land Rover, a 73-year-old man, was not injured

Sgt Oliver Jones, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are very much with the rider and his family at this sad time

“We are continuing to appeal for information and would encourage anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

“Anyone with information can call 101 or email quoting log 0878 of September 21.”