Grantham teenager seriously hurt after motorbike accident

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A TEENAGER was seriously hurt in a motorbike accident, which happened at the Hills and Hollows, last night (Monday).

Police were called to the land off Harrowby Road, Grantham, at 6.30pm.

It is thought that the 17-year-old local boy, who had been riding as a pillion passenger on an off-road motorbike, fell from the vehicle and sustained a serious head injury.

He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he is in a critical condition.

Inspector Phil Taylor said: “Obviously our thoughts are with this young man’s family at the moment and we are trying to offer them as much support as possible.

“The issue of young people riding noisy off-road bikes without helmets on the Hills and Hollows and on land at the back of York Drive has been a problem for a while and officers have been working to reduce it. We don’t want a repeat of this terrible incident and we are calling on youngsters in the area to learn from it and stop now.”

The rider of the motorbike, a 16-year-old local boy, was not injured. No arrests have been made at this stage.

Anyone with any information can call Lincolnshire Police with information on 0300 111 0300 quoting incident 314 of October 17. Or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.