A TEENAGE motorcyclist has suffered serious leg injuries after a horror hit-and-run smash in Farnworth.

Police say a Mondial HPS bike and a Vauxhall Vectra were in collision just after 9.30pm last night on Highfield Road.

An investigation is underway after the HPS bike and a second motorcycle were first spotted speeding along Bolton Road, Atherton, earlier.

Police abandoned the pursuit after the rider, a 17-year-old boy, ditched his crash helmet.

Later the bikes were spotted in Highfield Road - the second motocycle got away but the HPS model collided with the Vectra, travelling northbound.

A police spokesman said: " The occupants of the Vectra fled the scene. The rider of the Mondial HPS was carried away from the scene by unknown males and taken to a property on Thrush Avenue.

"He was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries and remains there in a stable condition. Following police enquiries the Mondial HPS and the Vauxhall Vectra were confirmed as stolen vehicles. No arrests have been made.

Pc Phillip Drummand, said: "Thankfully no other people were seriously injured following this collision but the outcome could have been a lot more serious.

"We're appealing to anyone who may have witnessed either motorcycle or the Vauxhall Vectra in the area either before or during the pursuit and collision to speak with police."

Witnesses can call 0161 856 4741 quoting log 3011 of May 13.