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Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision with telegraph pole

Officers are investigating following a fatal collision in Melton Mowbray on Saturday).

A single motorbike – a red Ducati – left the carriageway on Saxby Road in the town at 10.40 am 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.

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).

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.

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“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 or call 101, quoting incident number 239 of 8 April.

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