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Motorcyclist dies on road

A motorcyclist died on the A68.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the rider, who's in his 40s, fell off his green Kawasaki motor bike.

The man, who is yet to be named, was riding on the A68 from West Auckland towards High Everly.

He had tried to overtake two cars at around 5.10pm yesterday near to a junction and collided with the off side of one of the cars.He was confirmed dead at the scene.