A TEENAGER has died in hospital after being seriously injured in an electric motorcycle crash in Rossendale.

Police were called by the North West Ambulance Service at just after 7pm on Wednesday, May 11, to Goodshaw Fold Road in Loveclough to reports a 17-year-old had come off his Sur-Ron LBX electric motorbike in a crash.

The boy, who has been named as Owen Jones suffered a serious head injury in the incident.

Owen, from Crawshawbooth, was taken to hospital but could not recover from his injuries and died on Thursday afternoon.

His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

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No other vehicles were involved in the collision, and police are now trying to piece together the circumstances of the incident which led to Owen's untimely death.

Sergeant Michael Higginson, of the Lancashire Police Road Policing Unit, said: “A teenage boy has very sadly lost his life in what appear to be tragic circumstances.

"My thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

“We are now working to establish the full circumstances of what led to the collision and I would ask anybody with information, CCTV or dashcam or mobile phone footage which could assist our enquiries to contact police as soon as possible.”

Those who can assisted are asked to email information to 87@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1383 of Wednesday, May 11.