Biker seriously hurt in crash in Cheltenham

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a collision at Prestbury in Cheltenham.

Police said the man, thought to be in his 30s, had been trapped beneath a VW Crafter van which was on fire on Hyde Lane.

He was released by fire crews and taken by helicopter to Frenchay Hospital for treatment for a serious head injury.

The van driver suffered minor injuries. The road was closed for about four hours.

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