UPDATED: Motorbike crash leaves rider injured and waste lorry on fire

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A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after his bike crashed with a waste lorry which caught fire and shut a main road.

Firefighters were called just after 3.45pm today to the Blisworth junction of the A43 close to Towcester.

They battled to put out the blaze which spread through the lorry’s cab but the damage to the road meant police have shut the road.

The man, who was riding the motorbike, was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The A43 southbound is closed from the junction with the M1 towards Towcester and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.