A MAJOR fundraising drive has been launched to help a seven-year-old who remains in a critical condition following an accident during the rally in Llandudno.

Seven-year-old Riley Dexter was involved in a collision involving two motorcycles as a part of a display team on the Llandudno Promenade during a break in the Wales Rally GB on Sunday.

The seven-year-old was airlifted by the Welsh Air Ambulance to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool where he currently remains in a critical condition.

Two funding pages have been set up to help Riley and his family. One on Go Fund Me (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walesrally) has already raised £710, aiming to raise £3000, while another account has been set on the Just Giving website (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kerri-newton) and has currently raised £655.

Well wishes have been flooding in to Riley and the family on social media since the incident.

British Mini Bike Road Racing Championship, on Facebook, said: “Very little information is available at the moment except that Riley is in a very serious condition.

“Riley was last years British Mini Bike JSM 90 Bambino champion and a fantastically talented young lad.

“All the BMB team and I’m sure all of the BMB paddocks thoughts and prayers are with Jay, Riley and Family at this very difficult time.

“We all wish Riley a very speedy recovery.

“Come on little man we are all behind you.”

North Wales Police officers are continuing to investigate the collision involving motorcycles, which happened at about 11:30am on Sunday on a closed section of the promenade - due to the Wales Rally GB - near the jump ramp in front of the St George Hotel.

North Wales Police temporary superintendent, Neil Harrison, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the boy.

“This is now a joint investigation involving North Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive and our enquiries are now underway.

“Footage received by members of the public from their camera phones as well as CCTV from local hotels will now form part of the investigation and I would like to thank all those who have contacted us.

“We continue to appeal to anybody who witnessed the collision and who are yet to contact us, to do please do so as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information or footage that could assist the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit quoting reference number W142976.

Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) said their public protection team, as the health and safety authority, would also be investigating the circumstances of the incident once North Wales Police had concluded their initial enquiries.