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North Yorkshire Police is investigating a serious collision in the Skipton area involving a police motorcycle rider from another force.
The officer, aged in his early 50s and from Greater Manchester Police, was taking part in a riding course when the collision occurred at around 9.10am on Thursday 13 July 2023.
He came off the motorcycle on Carleton Road, approaching the village of Carleton, having travelled with two other marked police motorcycles from the direction of Colne, Lancashire.
The injured officer was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he continues to receive treatment.
To assist the investigation, North Yorkshire Police is requesting witnesses and motorists with relevant dash-cam footage to come forward as soon as possible.
This includes the collision itself, but also of the three police motorcycles that were travelling through Lancashire to Colne, and on towards Carleton, between 8.30am and 9.10am on Thursday.
Officers also need to trace a potential key witness, the driver of a small silver hatchback car, who was heading in the opposite direction moments before the collision.
If you can assist the investigation, please email [email protected] or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Julian Pearson.
Please quote reference number 12230130013 providing information.
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