Young motorcyclist killed in collision is named

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A young motorcyclist who died following a collision on Burnley Road between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd has been named by police.

Jacob Chothia, 21 from Mytholmroyd was found following the collision near to the junction of Carr Lane.

Accident near the electricity substation Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge.

Accident near the electricity substation Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge.

Officers were called to the scene of the collision at around 11.26 yesterday (Thursday).

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.

Mr Chothia was last seen in Hebden Bridge around 1.30am on Wednesday August 10.

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.

The route was reopened at around 4.40pm.

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 August 11.