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Appeal for information and witnesses following a fatal collision near Hitchin

2 Aug 2021
  • A man has died after his motorcycle was in collision with a car on the outskirts of Hitchin

  • It happened on the B656 London Road just before 2pm on Monday 2 August

  • The Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for information, witnesses and dash cam footage

Officers have launched an investigation following a fatal collision near Hitchin this afternoon (Monday 2 August).

A car and a motorcycle were in collision on the B656 London Road, between Langley and Hitchin, just before 2pm.

Sadly, the motorcyclist – a man aged in his 30s – passed away at the scene. His family are aware and are being supported by officers.

Detective Sergeant David Burstow, from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Our thoughts are very much with the motorcyclist’s family at this distressing time, and we are working to establish the exact circumstances that led to this collision.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the moments prior to it, to come forward and speak to us.

“If you have a dash cam fitted to your vehicle and were travelling in the area at the time of the collision, please review your footage to see if you have captured anything of note.”

If you can help, please contact police quoting Operation Siratro. You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, use web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

  • A man aged in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit for drugs in connection with the collision. He is currently in police custody.

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