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Police appeal for witnesses after young horse rider suffered serious injuries in Colwyn Bay

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision which resulted in two girls falling off their horses.

The incident happened at approximately 1.35pm yesterday, Monday 10th April, as the girls rode along the B5381 above Llanelian, Colwyn Bay.

A motorcyclist is believed to have gone behind the two horses, causing them to bolt, and both riders to be thrown to the ground.

One of the girls was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital with what was believed to be spinal injuries. She remains in hospital.

PC Lowri Roberts said: “The motorcyclist did stop and helped the Ambulance staff, but he left without giving any details.”

“We are appealing to the motorcyclist or anyone else who may have witnessed the incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information relating to the collision is asked to call PC Roberts at Llanrwst Police Station on 101 quoting reference RC17050414. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or contact the control room direct via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx