Appeal after Longnor crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist and motcyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision on the B5053 Buxton Road at Longnor.

Both were airlifted to hospital following the collision, shortly before 10.40am, on Sunday 17 June, at the junction with the Hollinsclough road on the outskirts of Longnor.

The cyclist, a 74-year-old man who was part of an organised cycling event, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The 40-year-old rider of the black Yamaha motorbike suffered serious head and arm injuries. He was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. Both continue to receive treatment.

Sgt Richard Moors said: “There will have been people in the area that may have seen the motorcyclist or pedal cyclist before the collision occurred and I would ask anyone with information to contact us.

“Several cyclists and members of the public stopped to give first aid to the casualties before the emergency services arrived and I would like to thank them for their actions.

“Officers spoke to a number of people when they arrived at the scene but there may some people who left before we had chance to speak to them - I would ask them to contact us with any information they have.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Moors at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 266 of 17 June.