Two motorcyclists have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a five-vehicle crash near Cockermouth.

Police were called out at 8.50 pm yesterday, June 9 to the A5086, near to the Paddle School junction.

A police spokesman, said: "A motorcyclist aged 53 from Norwich was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary with life-threatening injuries.

"Another motorcyclist aged 56 from Norwich was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle sustained serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford a man in his twenties from Maryport, the driver of the Volkswagen a woman in her forties from Cockermouth and the driver of the Mercedes a woman in her twenties from Workington were uninjured.

"Officers investigating the collision are appealing for witnesses to contact them with any information they may have in relation to the collision."

Anyone with information can report online at, quoting incident number 184 of 9th June.