A MAN suffered serious leg injuries in an accident near Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough in the early hours of Saturday.

It happened on Harrogate Road at High Bridge at about 3.10am and involved a blue Peugeot 207 car.

The 25-year-old Harrogate driver, who was the only occupant, suffered serious, but not life threatening, leg injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Traffic Sergeant Julian Pearson, of the Force’s Roads Policing Group, said: “I am aware that there has been some speculation on social media stating that this is a fatal collision. I can confirm that although the man did suffer a serious injury, he has not died.

“If you witnessed the incident, or saw the car just prior to it, I ask that you come forward and contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can assist with this enquiry should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Julian Pearson. Alternatively, information can be emailed to julian.pearson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12140143345.