Boys injured in Sunderland motorbike crash

Two boys, aged 12 and 15, were seriously injured when the motorbike they were riding hit a lamppost in Sunderland.

They were on Emsworth Road, in Carley Hill, near to the Eyemouth Lane junction, when they lost control at 1500 GMT on Sunday, police said.

The 15-year-old is in a critical condition in hospital and the 12-year-old suffered a broken leg.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

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