A man in his 80s was seriously injured by an e-bike in Burnley last Friday (March 22).

Lancashire Police officers officers were called at 4.23pm to Accrington Road to a report that a Sur-ron e-bike had collided with a pedestrian.

The man suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

An investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances that led to the crash.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses and footage after a man in his 80’s was seriously injured in Burnley.

"Our officers were called at 4.23pm yesterday to Accrington Road, Burnley, to a report that a Sur-ron e-bike had collided with a pedestrian.

"Our thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this difficult time.

"We want to hear from anyone who witnessed it or who was in the area at the time."

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an injury road traffic collision.

Sgt Paul McCurrie, of the Roads Policing Unit. said: “This collision has left an elderly man with some very serious injuries, and we’re committed to carrying out an extensive investigation.

“The Sur-ron e-bike did not remain at the scene following the incident, and we are yet to recover it.

"So we are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a dark coloured Sur-ron e-bike, similar to the one pictured, either being ridden or stored, that matches this description."

If you have any information, contact 101 quoting log 0952 of March 22, or email the police Serious Collision Investigation Unit at SCIU@lancashire.police.uk.