A 17-year-old motorcyclist from Swindon is in a critical after a crash this morning.

At around 7.30am a silver Mercedes ML collided with the teenager's blue Yamaha motorcycle at a junction in Thatcham, Berkshire.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, the female driver of the Mercedes was treated by paramedics at the scene.

No arrests were made but police are appealing for witnesses.

Investigating officer PC Gareth Miles, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing for Thames Valley Police, said: “Sadly, this collision has left a young man in a critical condition in hospital.

“I am appealing to anybody who saw the collision, or witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the collision, to contact police.

"Likewise, if you have any dash-cam footage of the collision, please make contact with us.”

Anyone with information about the collision can call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.