A CYCLIST is in hospital with a serious head injury after a crash involving a postal van in Witney.

Police said the 71-year-old man was riding a silver Raleigh electric bike in Witan Way, and was injured in a collision with a red Peugeot Partner postal van.

The crash happened just after 9am on Tuesday, and Thames Valley Police has now issued an appeal for witnesses.

It said the man was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains in a 'stable condition'.

Investigating officer PC Allan Rodgerson, of Abingdon station, said: "This was a serious collision in which a 71-year-old man suffered a head injury.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this collision to come forward and help us with our investigation."

Witan Way stretches for almost one mile from Station Lane to High Street, but police have not specified exactly where the crash took place.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting reference number 43180285521, or report details online.