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Motorcyclist killed after bike hits lamppost

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash on A134 at Mundford on Sunday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A motorcyclist has been killed after his bike hit a lamppost in Norfolk.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the crash on A134 at Mundford on Sunday. It happened just after 1pm close to the junction with West Tofts Road, when a blue and white Suzuki motorbike travelling from Thetford towards Mundford left the road just prior to the A1065 roundabout and struck a lamppost.

The motorbike rider, a man in his 40s from the Hertfordshire area, died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Police want to hear from witnesses or anyone who has information about how the bike was being ridden prior to the crash. Police say it is thought that the motorbike was part of a group a mile or so beforehand.

Motorcyclist dies in collision at Mundford

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist died in a road traffic collision at Mundford on Saturday.

Officers were called at 6.45am to reports that a motorcycle had been in collision with a lorry on the A1065 at Mundford, near to the Desert Rat memorial.

The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man, died at the scene.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and was re-opened shortly after 12.30pm.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101.


Concern for missing Norfolk man

Mark Anstice has been missing since Thursday Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in Norfolk are renewing an appeal for a man who has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

Mark Anstice was last seen in Mundford at about 4.40pm on 25 September.

He is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with short purple hair. He was last seen wearing dark blue canvas shoes, grey denim trousers, a black t-shirt with the Deadpool Marvel character on and a long sleeved dark blue checked shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

Memorial service for Desert Rats

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El-Alamein, and special services have been held to honour the bravery of those who fought there.

The battle in Egypt in 1942 was regarded as a major turning point in the eventual outcome of the Second World War, winning control of North Africa.

Among those who fought were the 7th Armoured Division, who were based at the Old Mundford Camp in Norfolk and were nicknamed the Desert Rats. This morning veterans from the Desert Rats were among those at a memorial service in Great Mundford to remember those who died.