Motorcyclist killed in Sutton Bank crash named

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The motorcyclist who died after a crash near Sutton Bank last week has been named as John Kirkman, aged 69, from Melmerby.

Mr Kirkham was riding with two other motorcyclists on the A170 at Scawton last Thursday (July 30) when he was involved in the crash.

He was riding a Triumph motorbike which crashed into a white Sirocco van, he sufffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed whilst police attended the incident and an investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

The inquest into his death was opened and adjourned on Monday 3 August 2015.