POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic crash in Birkenhead this afternoon.

Officers were called, just after 3pm, to a report that a motorbike and a bus had collided on Beaufort Road at the junction with Ilchester Road. Emergency Services are at the scene, along with incident investigators.

Beaufort Road is now closed from Wallasey Bridge Road. Lincoln Street is also closed and officers are advising drivers to avoid the area until further notice.

An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information about the incident can call the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.