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Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in crash

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Officers from Leicestershire police’s serious collision unit are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a crash in the Harborough district.

The crash took place at around 10.15am on Sunday on the B6047 Melton Road, Lowesby, and involved one vehicle, a yellow Ducati M900 motorbike.

The motorcycle, which was travelling northbound towards the village of Lowesby, lost control on a bend and collided with a tree, police said this afternoon (Monday).

The rider of the motorcycle, 51-year-old Anantkumar Morjaria, from Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Constable Paul Bingham, the investigating officer, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who saw the distinctive motorcycle being ridden before the incident to call us.”

Contact Det Con 1288 Bingham on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 1288.

Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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