POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal collision near Lothersdale yesterday.

The incident happened on West Road with the junction for Lothersdale at around 6.23pm on Tuesday and involved a silver Yamaha Thundercat motorbike and a black Ford Fiesta.

Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle, a 52-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver of the Fiesta, an 18-year-old man, was not injured and is helping officers with their enquiries.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene. It re-opened at around 1.30am today (Wednesday).

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either vehicle before the collision, or anyone who has any dashcam footage is asked to come forward.

People with information should call101, select option two and ask to speak to PC 810 Julie Brown, or alternatively, email:Julie.Brown@northyorkshire.police.uk

Quote reference number 12220084444 when passing on any information.