Motorcyclist dies in South Ockendon collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old man died in a collision in South Ockendon.

The incident happened in Stifford Road today, Saturday April 10, shortly before 1.40pm.

The man, who was riding a black Honda motorbike, died at the scene.

Two people, a 29-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

DS Steve Holmes, of the Essex Police serious collision incident unit, is leading the investigation and is appealing for information.

He said: “I particularly want to hear from anyone who either saw or took footage of a group of motorbikes, one black, one red and one yellow, being ridden by young men in the Aveley and South Ockendon areas in the lead up to the incident this afternoon.”

Anyone with footage of the group, or who saw the group during the day, should submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call 101 and cite incident 553 of today, April 10.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Mick Ferris

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