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Police appeal after biker is killed following crash with car

Norton Road in Norton. Copyright Google Maps.
Norton Road in Norton. Copyright Google Maps.

A biker has died after being involved in a crash with a car.

Police are appealing for information after a man sadly died following the accident which happened last night.

At around 9.10pm in Norton Road at the junction with Trent Street in Norton, a Skoda Fabia collided with a Honda VFR 400cc motorcycle.

The male motorcycle rider sadly suffered serious injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

He has not yet been formally identified.

Police believe that the motorcycle rider was in convoy with two other motorcycle riders, who left the scene prior to officers arriving.

Officers say they would like to speak to them about what happened and would urge them to come forward.

Officers would also like to appeal for anyone who may have dash cam footage of the collision or footage which may show the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Amanda Stokes from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 118833.