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Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on B3107 Bradford Road near Melksham

Wiltshire Police appeal for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car on the B3107 Bradford Road, Melksham. Credit: PA

A 20 year old man has died after a collision between a motorbike and a car on the Bradford Road in Melksham.

The incident happened around 2.45pm on the B3107 Bradford Road, close to the Countrywide Store roundabout.

A blue Suzuki GSF 600 motorbike was travelling towards Melksham when it was in collision with a blue BMW 325 car which was leaving business premises close to the roundabout.

Wiltshire police say the motorcyclist was a local man who died at the scene. The car driver was uninjured.

The road was closed for approximately six hours whilst specialist officers examined the scene.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, especially the drivers of a white, new model, Ford Fiesta and a silver-grey Skoda Octavia taxi.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.


'We triple bagged it and put in the freezer'

A couple from Wiltshire, whose house was struck by frozen poo from an overhead plane, have described their confusion as they tried to figure out what had happened.

Keith Mead, says he only realised what is was, when he noticed the strange colour of the ice block.

For insurance purposes, the couple decided to triple bag the evidence and put it in the freezer:

Two facing jail after crash which killed teenager

Max Lewis was killed in a crash near Melksham last year. Credit: Family
Daniel Palmer admitted causing death by careless driving. Credit: ITV West Country

Two men are facing jail for their involvement in a crash which cost a Wiltshire teenager his life.

Daniel Palmer, 23, was today convicted of causing death by careless driving after his car hit a van in Lacock last November, killing his 19-year-old passenger, Max Lewis. The prosecution claimed he'd been racing two other men, one of whom, 19-year-old Connor Forester, only has a provisional license. He was today found guilty of dangerous driving.

They are due to be sentenced next month.

Connor Forester, who was found guilty of dangerous driving, only has a provisional license. Credit: ITV West Country

A third man, 26-year-old Julian Drew, was found not guilty of dangerous driving, but faces other offences at a later hearing, including disqualified driving and driving with no insurance.

Julian Drew faces other offences at a later hearing. Credit: ITV West Country
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