Police name bike crash victim

Richard Hanson
Richard Hanson
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POLICE have named the young motorcyclist who was killed in a smash near Scaling Dam yesterday (Monday).

Richard Hanson was 24 and lived near Saltburn and was in his final year at the University of Teesside where he was a media student.

His parents said: “He was a wonderful, loving, kind son and brother and his death will leave a big gap in our family.”

Police are still appealing for witnesses who were travelling in the Scaling Dam area of the A171 yesterday afternoon around 3pm to get in touch.

Contact PC Alison Fawcett of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101 quoting Event 88501.