UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after collision involving a police car and tractor on A52

Road accident
Road accident

A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a number of vehicles including a police car and a tractor.

The crash happened at about 1pm today (Sunday) on the A52 at Old Leake just near the junction with School Lane.

The rider of the motorcycle, a local man of 70, died of his injuries later in hospital.

The investigation is in the early stages and the police have referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or witnessed the collision to contact the police through 101 or the witness hotline 01522 558855.

EARLIER: It is understood that a serious collision has occurred this afternoon on the A52 near Old Leake.

Police and other emergency services are at the scene, but details are unclear at this stage as a police spokesman said they are awaiting further updates from the incident.

According to social media reports teh road has been closed in that area for much of the day close to the turning for School Lane.

* More on this will follow later as we receive it.