Two men were taken to hospital yesterday after a smash involving two stolen motorcycles.

The bikes crashed into each other at around 3.35pm on Thursday on the roundabout outside Tescos on the A259 at Littlehampton.

Both men riding the motorcycles, a 21-year old from Bognor and 20-year old from Littlehampton, received leg injuries and were taken to St Richards Hospital in Chichester and Worthing Hospital respectively. The 20-year old has since been discharged from hospital.

None of the injuries were life threatening.

The motorcycles had been reported stolen from Bognor and Littlehampton during the previous night.

PC Iain Lumbard of the Sussex Road Policing Unit based at Arundel said; "The two bikes had been seen being ridden at speed together through the Ford and Climping areas and on to the A259 towards Littlehampton shortly before the collision.

"We are asking anyone who saw them, or who saw the collision, to contact us via 101 quoting serial 0993 of 8/11. You can also email us at ''.

"Police have been investigating a number of motor cycle thefts in the Arun area recently and we remind owners to take all reasonable security precautions to prevent them being stolen."

No arrests have been made at this stage but Sussex Police said they would be interviewing both riders.