Motorcyclist dies following collision

Detectives are appealing for motorcylists who may have witnessed a fatal collision in Melton Road last night to come forward.


Officers were called to the stretch of road near Rushey Fields shortly before 9pm last night (Wednesday 6 October) following a report that a motorcycle had collided with a lamppost.



Police are appealing for witnesses. Photo: Stock image.


The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.


The road was closed overnight while further enquiries were carried out but re-opened around 7am this morning (Thursday).


One man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs. He remains in custody at this time.


Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “From our early enquiries, we believe the motorcyclist was riding as part of a group and that he was travelling alongside other motorcycles. I would like those riders to come forward with any information they have.


“This collision happened on a main route in and out of Leicester and I am sure there will have been other people who saw what happened too.


“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was driving along Melton Road, close to Rushey Fields, at the time the collision occurred. If you have a dashcam in your vehicle, then please get in touch.


“I would also like to speak to anyone who saw the motorcycle prior to the collision occurring.”


You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting incident 581 of 6 October. Alternatively call 101.

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