Police investigating a fatal collision near Hebden Bridge have confirmed the identity of the man who died.
Jacob Chothia, 21 from Mytholmroyd was found following the collision on Burnley Road, near to the junction of Carr Lane.
It is believed that his motorcycle left the road and collided with a tree sometime after 1.30am on August 10th, when he was last seen in Hebden Bridge.
Officers continue to appeal for any information about Jacob’s movements after the time he was last seen, or anyone who has any information about the collision itself to come forward to the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting 452 of 11 August.
Thursday 11 August, 2016 – 5.30pm
Police investigating a fatal collision near Hebden Bridge are appealing for information.
Officers were called to the scene of the collision at around 11.26 today (Thursday 11/8) after the body of a 21-year-old local man was discovered a short distance from Burnley Road near to the junction of Carr Lane.
A red Yamaha motorcycle and debris was located nearby and enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of what took place. It is believed the motorcycle may have left the road and collided with a tree.
The motorcyclist, was last seen in Hebden Bridge around 1.30am on Wednesday 10th August.
Sergeant Carl Quinn of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said; “This is a busy stretch of road and I would appeal to anyone that may have been travelling in and around the area who may have seen the motorcycle, or who has any information to come forward. Our enquiries are continuing to understand what has happened.”
Road closures were in place between Station Road at Hebden Bridge and New Road at Mytholmroyd whilst officers conducted their investigation.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting 452 of the 11/8.
Thursday 11 August, 2016
Police were called around 11.26 today to Burnley Road near Hebden Bridge following the discovery of the body of a man.
Early indications are that there may have been a motorcycle collision near the scene.
Road closures are in place between Station Road at Hebden Bridge and New Road at Mytholmroyd and expect to be in place for some time.
Enquiries are at an early stage and are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of what has happened.