A MOTORCYCLIST sustained "serious" injuries in a collision on a main road in Gwynedd.

The incident occurred on the A458 between Mallwyd and Foel on Sunday afternoon and the was road closed in both directions for over four hours.

The collision involved a 68-plated dark blue coloured Honda GLR 125 motorcycle.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson earlier said: "We were called to the scene at 2.11pm with reports of a road traffic collision.

"One land ambulance and crews from the Welsh air ambulance are also in attendance. The incident is ongoing."

North Wales Police said the 36-year-old motorcyclist, from the Oswestry area of Shropshire, sustained "serious" injuries and the force is now appealing for witnesses of the collision.

Sergeant Raymond Williams, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Whilst wishing the rider all the very best in his recovery, I appeal to anyone who was travelling on the A458 at that time who may have witnessed the collision, or may have dashcam footage of the motorcycle prior to the collision, to please contact us.

"If you have any information, please get in touch via webchat or by calling 101, quoting reference 21000413712.

"We continue to urge drivers and and bikers to enjoy north Wales safely. Drivers - please look out for bikes when turning, whilst at junctions and when changing lanes. Bikers - please ride to the conditions, stick to the speed limit and know your capabilities."