An injured cyclist had to be saved from a park in a late night rescue.

Three fire crews had to support paramedics to help a cyclist who had fallen off a bike, sustaining a ‘serious’ injury.

The emergency services were called around 9.30pm on Monday, with crews helping the man, in his 20s ,with oxygen until around 1am the next morning.

A fire service spokesman said: “At around 9.35pm on Monday, three fire engines from Whitefield, Bury and Broughton fire stations and a technical response unit from Ashton attended an incident at an unnamed road, at the junction with Philips Park Road, in Whitefield.

“The incident involved a casualty who had fallen from a pushbike on a woodland track.

"Firefighters administered oxygen therapy to the casualty, before they were handed to the care of colleagues from NWAS and he was conveyed to hospital. Fire crews were on the scene for around three hours and 30 minutes.”

An ambulance spokesman added: “We took a man in his 20s to hospital with a serious leg injury. An emergency ambulance responded along with members of HART (Hazardous Area Response Team).”