A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital with 'serious injuries' following a collision near Ellesmere.

The incident occurred at around 3.45pm in Grange Road, between Ellesmere and St Martins.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed the incident was between a cyclist and a car and that a cyclist had been airlifted to hospital.

They said: "We were called to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a car on Grange Road at 3.45pm and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one male patient, who was the cyclist, he was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance."

West Mercia Police meanwhile instructed people to find alternative routes.

A tweet from the force said: "RTC @A528 Grange Road, Ellesmere. Road closed.

"Please use alternative routes."