POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman remains in a critical collision following a road traffic collision on the A591, near Bassenthwaite. 

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.12am yesterday (11th June).

The collision involved a car, driven by a man, from Leicester, and a motorcycle, ridden by a woman, 25, of Allerdale.

The woman was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where she remains in a critical condition. The family has been made aware.

The other driver was uninjured.

Yesterday the A591 was closed between the Castle Inn and the Bassenthwaite junction for around five hours whilst a forensic collision investigation took place.

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