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A motorcyclist has died on a North East road

A motorcyclist has died following a fatal crash in South Tyneside.

It happened just after 9 yesterday morning, on the old mineral line off Mill Lane in Hebburn, near to the Cock Crown Inn.

For reasons yet to be known, the motorbike collided with a barrier causing the rider to come off and suffer fatal injuries.

The man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1061 070218.