A MOTORCYCLIST who fled the scene after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision has been ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work by magistrates.

Police put out an appeal for information after 33-year-old Gary Gage was hurt in the crash at the junction of New Lane and Worsley Road, Eccles on November 23 last year.

They released an image of a Yamaha motorbike, with Polish number plates, that was found nearby.

At Manchester Magistrates' Court Adam Gawlowski, aged 22, of Carrfield Avenue, Little Hulton, pleaded guilty to failing to stop and report an accident, careless driving and having no licence or insurance.

As well as the unpaid work, to be undertaken as part of a community sentence, Gawlowski was fined £330 and banned from applying for a driving licence for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £85 towards prosecution costs and a £90 victim surcharge.