Emergency services called to two incidents in Shilton area

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Emergency services were called out to two incidents just one mile away from each other on the B4029 this morning.

The first incident happened this morning on Shilton Lane in Bulkington at around 9am.

Warwickshire Fire Service received reports of a large diesel leak from a diesel tank after a collision with a HGV.

One fire appliance from Nuneaton was initially sent to the scene at 9.13am.

Crews confirmed that approximately 1800 litres of red diesel had leaked from the tank into a yard of a farm and into a small brook that fed a pond on the site.

The crews requested the environment protection unit from Alcester and both worked to contain the spill.

The environment agency also attended the scene.

All crews had returned to their stations by 1.36pm.

The second incident was a serious collision, which involved a car and a motorbike.

The collision happened this morning on the B4029, Bulkington Road in Shilton.

A spokesperson from Warwickshire Police said: “There was a collision on Bulkington Road near Lovitts Farm involving a white Ford Transit and a black Suzuki motorbike.

“It was reported at 9.35am and a male motorcyclist suffered leg injuries and there are some roads blocked.”

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called just after 9.30am to a RTC involving a motorcycle and a car. “We had two ambulances and a paramedic area support office on the scene.

“We have treated a man in his 20s, who was the motorcyclist, who suffered leg, suspected pelvic and facial injuries. We have given him pain relief and immobilised him and he is on his way to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

The road was closed until 1.20pm.