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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following an accident on the A171 Whitby to Guisborough Road yesterday afternoon.

The incident, at around 3.15pm (Monday), just before the right hand bend near the Safari Garage at Scaling Dam.

A single vehicle, a motorcycle ridden by a 24-year-old man who is believed to be local, collided with the county boundary signs and the rider suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who was travelling on the A171 in the Scaling Dam area at around 3pm yesterday and who saw a dark coloured Honda motorcycle on this road is asked to contact police.

Please contact PC Alison Fawcett of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit. Please call the non emergency number 101 quoting event 88501.