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Family pay tribute to motorcyclist killed in B5305 crash

An ambulance and air ambulance attended the scene Credit: ITV Border

A motorcyclist who died in a collision on the morning of Thursday 2 November on the B5305 has been named as David Holden, 54, of Wigton.

Mr Holden's family have released the following statement:

David leaves behind his wife Tracy, who describes him as “her rock” and was a brilliant and loving father to Kayley and Tyler. David will always remain in the hearts of his mother Ann, his five brothers and his nieces and nephews.

Motorcyclist dies following collision on B5305

An ambulance and air ambulance attended the scene Credit: ITV Border

A motorcyclist has died following a collision on the B5305 this morning.

A Mercedes car, driven by a 23-year-old man from Wigton, collided with a Yamaha motorcycle, ridden by a 54-year-old man, from the Wigton area.

An ambulance and air ambulance attended the scene.

The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries. The Mercedes driver was treated at the scene and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to make contact referencing incident number 30 of 2 November 2017.


B5305 closed following serious collision

Drivers are asked to avoid the area Credit: ITV Border

The B5305 between Wigton and Penrith is closed following a serious collision involving a car and a motorbike, which happened at around 8.10am this morning.

Police are at the scene and the road is now closed in both directions. The closure is expected to be in place for some time and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Any witnesses to the collision should contact Cumbria Police referencing incident 30 of 2 November 2017.

Man dies in crash with lorry

A 92-year-old man has died after his car crashed with a lorry on the B5305 junction in Wigton, Cumbria.

The incident happened near the A595 at about 12pm, today, Thursday 5 June.

His family are being supported and emergency services are at the scene.

The road is closed between Syke Road and Lowmoor Road. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.