Man seriously injured in motorbike accident

A man has been seriously injured in a motorbike accident near Morpeth.

The 19-year-old was travelling on the C154, between Whalton and Meldon, at about 5.15pm on Monday, when his bike left the road.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Newcastle RVI for treatment, where he remains in a critical, but stable condition.

Police are investigating the accident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101, ext 69191, quoting reference number 903 16/03/15.