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Motorcyclist killed in crash and police hunt for nearby car

A motorcycle rider has been killed in a crash in Oxenhope, Keighley this evening.

It happened at about 6:20pm on Hebden Bridge Road when a Suzuki motorbike, which had been heading towards Oxenhope hit a street lamp, killing the 57-year-old rider.

Although the investigation is at an early stage, police believe a car may have been on the road close by at the time. The car did not stop and officers want to speak to the driver to find out what happened.

This is a serious incident and we are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to come forwards.

Initial enquiries are underway to determine precisely what took place but at this stage it is believed a car was close by when the incident occured. We urgently need to speak to the driver, believed to be a man, to help establish what took place and I would encourage him to come forwards now to speak with us.

This man or anyone who can assist with enquiries should contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.

– Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon, West Yorkshire Police

All clear given after Keighley bomb scare

A number of homes were evacuated in Braithwaite, Keighley after what is thought to be a Second World War shell was found in a garden.

Bomb scare in Keighley
Bomb scare in Keighley

Police forwarded pictures of the shell to army bomb experts at Catterick who decided it was not dangerous.

The road has now reopened and residents allowed to return to their homes.

The bomb disposal team are expected to collect the bomb later.

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