A motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital following a serious crash in the city centre.

Hertfordshire Constabulary were called were called at around 7.13am this morning (Friday, January 10) to a report of a collision in Holywell Hill, St Albans.

A motorcycle and a van were involved.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to The Royal London Free Hospital with serious injuries.

He remains in a critical condition.

His next of kin have been informed.

Sergeant Simon Cooper, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward as a matter of urgency. This is a busy stretch of road, and we believe that multiple people would have seen the incident occur or driven past soon after.

“If you did witness the incident, or have any information that you think could assist our investigation, please get in contact with us as soon as possible.

“I’d also ask anyone who was driving in the area around the time and has a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to please review their footage. If you have anything that you think may help with our enquiries, please let us know.”

A temporary road closure has been in place since 7.30am to allow emergency services access to the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting Op Simool.