A nasty crash between a taxi and a motorcycle in Wimbledon Village left a young man with a serious head injury.

The 25-year-old motorcyclist remains in a hospital in west London where he is in a stable condition, police stated.

The crash took place in High Street Wimbledon, near Hemingways Lounge Bar in the centre of Wimbledon Village.

Metropolitan Police officers had been called to the crash by the London Ambulance Service at 1.06am on Saturday, June 3.

Detectives are now appealing for people who witnessed the collision – especially two people who had got into the taxi just before the crash, but had left the scene by the time officers arrived – to come forward.

DC Alex Price from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This was a nasty collision that left a young man with serious injuries.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the collision to contact us as soon as possible.”

To offer information, call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 543 5157, or tweet to @MetCC.

To offer information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestopppers-uk.org