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John Dalton died after the bike he was riding crashed with a lorry

John Dalton Credit: Lancashire Police

The family of a motorcyclist who sadly died following a collision on Wednesday night have paid tribute to him.

John Dalton, 20, from Standish died after he had been riding a Yamaha motorbike eastbound on Course Lane when the vehicle collided with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

John was treated by paramedics but later pronounced dead.

The family statement read:

There are no words to describe the pain and devastation we feel as a family. John Francis Dalton was a loving son and brother, with his whole life ahead of him.

He was full of life and enthusiasm and always made us laugh. He was warm and kind hearted and liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

We want to thank everyone for their kind words of support at this difficult time and we would also wish to thank the police and paramedics, including an off duty doctor who was driving behind the accident, for all their help trying to save John at the scene that night .

This tragic accident has left a hole in the heart of our family that can never be filled.

– Family of John Dalton


Air Ambulance at scene of M6 crash

The Air Ambulance has been called to a crash on the M6 Northbound near Knutsford. Emergency services are at the scene between Junctions 19 and 20. A vehicle has overturned and a rolling road block is in place. The Northbound carriageway has been closed.

Man arrested on flight from Liverpool to Belfast

He was 'acting in a disorderly manner on board an aircraft' Credit: PA

A man has been arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of a flight from Liverpool to Belfast.

The 30-year-old was detained at Belfast City Airport on Thursday afternoon, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

He was held on suspicion of acting in a disorderly manner on board an aircraft and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

The arrest was linked to an incident on a Flybe flight from Liverpool.

The man was later released on bail pending further police inquiries.

Police dealing with collision near Windermere

Road traffic collision on the A592 Credit: PA

Police are currently dealing with a road traffic collision on the A592 at Storrs, near Windermere.

Police were called to the incident, which involved two vehicles, at 11.39am.

The A592 road has been closed between the junction of the B5360 and the junction with the A5074, south end of Bowness-on-Windermere, but is expected to be open in the next 15 minutes.

There are not believed to be any serious injuries at this time.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and take diversions.

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