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Appeal by police after man killed in motorcycle crash

Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Police investigating the death of man in a crash in Stockport are trying to trace the motorcycle he was riding.

At around 4.10pm on Sunday (24 February 2019) officers were called to reports that a motorbike had collided into a house on Gorton Road, in Reddish.

23-year-old Cael Rawley-Bell was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital

Mr Rawley-Bell was riding an orange off-road Enduro style motorbike during the collision.

But, prior to emergency services attending, someone removed both the bike and Cael’s helmet – which had come off during the collision – from the scene.

“I understand whoever removed the bike from the scene may have done so with the best intentions, believing they were possibly helping Cael and not realising how seriously injured he was, however without this key piece of evidence, we’re unable to give all of the facts to Cael’s family – facts they so very much deserve to know.

“Imagine having a jigsaw and the last piece is missing – without the bike, we will not have the whole picture and how Cael sadly came to his death.

“I appeal to anyone who knows where the motorbike is or knows who removed it from the scene to contact my team urgently. “With the help of specialist investigators, we can piece together marks on the road to understand the journey of a vehicle but dashcam footage may also help us enormously in these circumstances so please if you have any, get in touch.”

– Police Constable Suzanne Keenan