A BIKER was killed after hitting a telegraph pole in Byley in the early hours of the morning. 

The 54-year-old rider, a Northwich man, was rushed to Leighton Hospital for treatment, but despite best efforts of medical staff, sadly died of his injuries.

The incident occurred at 3.25am on Monday, June 17, on Croxton Lane.  

Police responding to reports of a collision arrived at the scene to find the rider and a black Lexmoto motorbike, which had struck the telegraph pole.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Police enquiries are ongoing, and officers are appealing to trace anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage of the incident, to come forward.

Sergeant Jon Dixon, of the force's Roads and Crime Unit, said: "As part of our ongoing investigation, it is vital we speak to any witnesses who may have seen the lead up to the collision or the collision itself.

"We also ask anyone who lives in the area or was using Croxton Lane at the time to check their CCTV or vehicle dashcam for footage which may assist us.

"I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting IML-1849173 or report it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us.

Alternatively anyone with information can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org.