MOTORWAY police have closed the slip road at junction seven on the M65 after a motorcyclist came off his bike.

An ambulance and police crews attended the scene near Accrington just before 9pm tonight.

The rider has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm and suspected broken leg but is thought to be in a stable condition.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We assume that the rider slipped off his bike because of the rain.

“No other vehicles were involved.”