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Middlesbrough motorcyclist killed in crash near Thirsk

A motorcyclist from Middlesbrough has died in a crash near Thirsk

A motorcyclist from Middlesbrough has died in a crash near Thirsk.

It happened on the A170 Thirsk to Helmsley road between the turn-offs to Ampleforth and Sproxton.

It was reported to Police just before 2pm on Thursday 31 August 2017 when a passing motorist came across the motorbike which had hit a telegraph pole at the side of the road.

The motorcyclist, a 51-year-old man from Middlesbrough, was travelling east towards Helmsley at the time of the crash.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation has been launched, looking into what happened.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was travelling along the A170 between Helmsley and Thirsk on Thursday afternoon to contact them.