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Pedestrian seriously injured in Pateley Bridge collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was badly injured in a road traffic collision inPateley Bridge.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by a cyclist on High Street in Pateley Bridge at around 2.40pm today.

She has been taken to Harrogate District Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are described as life-threatening.

The cyclist, an 18-year-old man who was riding a blue racing bike in the direction of Summerbridge, sustained a cut to his right elbow in the incident.

The road is currently closed in both directions as the police examine the scene of the incident.


Policeman dies after cycle accident

A police officer died after he crashed into a tree while out cycling with friends.

Detective Inspector Pete Parchment was cycling near Pateley Bridge in NorthYorkshire when he hit the tree on Wednesday at around 10.40am.

The 49-year-old suffered serious injuries and despite the efforts of his friends and paramedics, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this stage it appears no one else or any other vehicles were involved, a force spokewoman said.

The officer, who was wearing a cycle helmet at the time of the incident, had served with Nottinghamshire Police for nearly 24 years.

Pete Parchment was an exceptional police officer who served the public of Nottinghamshire for nearly 24 years.

"The thoughts of everyone at Nottinghamshire Police are with his family as they attempt to come to terms with this tragic news."

– Chris Eyre, Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable

Nidderdale show goes on

The bad weather has not stopped one of Yorkshire's biggest one day agricultural events from going ahead.

It was thought that the downpour might cause organisers to cancel the annual Nidderdale Show in Pateley Bridge.

But thousands of people turned out in support and to look around its 90 trade stalls at the Bewerley Park showground. Earlier this year the Great Yorkshire Show had to be cancelled because of torrential rain. We have been speaking to trader Howard Heaton and organiser Richard Harker.