Helicopter takes boy to hospital after bike accident

A 16-year-old boy is being treated in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, for serious head injuries after an accident on his mountain bike at Sticklepath, Barnstaple, yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

The boy was riding down Old Sticklepath Hill when he lost control and collided with a wall and railings.

He was thrown from his cycle and over the railings on to the road below.

He was intially taken to North Devon District Hospital and later transferred to Derriford by helicopter.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the Police on 08452 777 444, quoting log number 646 021110.

Police ref: 646 021110