A 25-year-old motorcyclist from Allerdale is in a critical condition after a serious crash today.

Emergency services were called to the accident on the A591 near Bassenthwaite just after 11am after the collision which involved a car and a motorbike.

The woman, who was riding the motorbike, was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where she remains in a critical condition. Police say the woman's family are aware.

The driver of the car, a man from Leicester, was uninjured.

The A591 was closed between the Castle Inn and the Bassenthwaite junction for around five hours whilst a forensic collision investigation took place. The road has now reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Anyone with information should contact PC 2458 Defty or Sergeant Bainbridge 1929 on 101, referring to log 71 of June 11.