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A6 reopens after fatal crash

Police in Cumbria have issued warnings to bikers after a fatal crash on the A6 in Cumbria.

A 57 year old motorcyclist died when he came off his bike near Shap this morning. The road was closed for several hours while investigation work took place but has reopened.

The man was travelling north with a group of other riders when the accident happened.

Police in Cumbria are having a week-long effort to improve motorbike safety.

Operation Focus will see officers on patrol checking motorists and bikers for poor driving and riding while out on the roads.

Sgt Paul Brown from Cumbria's Road Policing division today said that bikers should take extra care because of Cumbria's often winding and narrow roads.

WATCH: Police warn motorists after a fatal crash on the A6

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Motorcyclist dies on A6

Scene of the accident on the A6 near Shap Credit: ITV Border

A motorcyclist has died after a crash on the A6 in Cumbria

The 57 year old was out with a group of other riders when he came off his bike near Shap at around 9.30am on Bank Holiday Monday.

The road was closed in both directions affecting traffic between Kendal and Shap while specialist road collision officers investigated the incident but has since been reopened.

No other vehicle were involved in accident and witnesses are being sought.

More than 100 sheep stolen from Cumbrian farm

A major sheep rustling incident took place overnight. Credit: PA

More than 100 sheep have been stolen from a farm near Kendal.

The incident happened overnight from a field at Crook Road, in Staveley, and 41 sheep, 71 lambs and two tups were taken.

Farmer Rachel Batty says that's more than half of the flock that was in the field, and she's urging anyone with information to come forwards.

Cumbria Police are appealing for people with information about the major sheep rustling incident to contact them on 101.

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