AN inquest has been opened into the death of a biker who crashed into a telegraph pole in Byley.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a collision in Croxton Lane at around 3.25am on Monday, June 17.

On arrival, David Turner, of Lostock Gralam, was discovered alongside a black Lexmoto motorcycle, which had hit a telegraph pole.

Attending paramedics attempted CPR on Mr Turner, before taking him to Leighton Hospital.

But despite the best efforts of medical teams, the 54-year-old, of Langford Road, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The inquest into Mr Turner's death was opened at Cheshire Coroner's Court in Warrington on Wednesday, July 3.

The court heard Mr Turner had been heading towards Middlewich when he crossed the centre lane and travelled along a grass verge before crashing into the pole.

Coroner’s officer Amanda Edgar confirmed an inquest was required due to the unnatural cause of death. The full inquest is set to take place on Thursday, October 31, in Warrington.

Following the collision, Cheshire Police launched an appeal for information from any witnesses or those living nearby.

Sergeant Jon Dixon, of the force’s Road and Crime Unit, said: "We're asking anyone who lives in the area or was using Croxton Lane at the time to check their CCTV or vehicle dashcam for footage that 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

Alternatively anyone with information can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via