AN air ambulance, police and several fire engines were called to an incident on Walney yesterday afternoon.

The emergency services were called to a report of a road traffic collision between a Ford C-Max car and a motorcycle at around 1.30pm.

A fire engine and fire car were next to be called to the scene.

Barrow station manager Paul Milburn said: "We were alerted to come to the scene at 1.45pm.

"The incident involved a collision between two men, a 56-year-old motorcyclist and an 83-year-old Ford C-Max driver.

After the paramedics tended to the motorcyclist, the 56-year-old was then air lifted to Royal Preston Hospital.

As a result, North Scale road was temporarily closed.