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Man dies in Melton collision as police appeal for witnesses

Police are investigating following a fatal collision in Melton this morning (Saturday).

A single motorbike – a red Ducati - left the carriageway on Saxby Road in the town at 10.40am and collided with a telegraph pole.

The rider, a man in his 40s, was attended to by East Midlands Ambulance Service but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed the road while investigations took place. Photo: NEMM

The road was closed to allow for investigations into the collision to be carried out by officers from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU).

The air ambulance was also in attendance. Photo: NEMM

Detective Sergeant Jon Putnam from SCIU, said: “We know the motorbike was travelling on Saxby Road towards Melton Mowbray and would like to speak to anyone who saw it before the collision.

“We have spoken to a number of people who were in the area at the time of the collision but if you haven’t spoken to police and have any information, no matter how small you believe it to be, please contact us.”

Contact Leicestershire Police via the website at Home | Leicestershire Police ( or call 101, quoting incident number 239 of 8 April.

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