Witnesses sought to fatal crash

Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017

POLICE are appealing for information after a motorcyclist died in a crash at Stainmore.

Yesterday at about 4-35pm, a one vehicle crash occurred on the A66 at Stainmore on the westbound carriageway near to the Stainmore Cafe. The crash involved a yellow BMW S1000RR motorbike.

The male motorcyclist, from the North East, was treated by paramedics and a Great North Air Ambulance doctor, but died of his injuries at the scene. His family have been informed.

The man was one of three motorcyclists travelling westbound in a group.

The road was closed while scene investigation work was carried out.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact Cumbria police on the 101 number.