Witness plea after death of motorbike rider in Kidlington

Police are appealing for help from anyone who was in the Kidlington area yesterday, Sunday evening, following the death of a motorcyclist.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information from anyone in the Kidlington area around the time of the incident
Thames Valley Police are appealing for information from anyone in the Kidlington area around the time of the incident

Thames Valley Police said that at around 5.20pm yesterday, a black and green Kawasaki motorcycle struck the crash barrier on the Oxford-bound carriageway of the A4260 Frieze Way.

Members of the public, South Central Ambulance Service and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance provided the rider, a 31-year-old man, with first aid but he died at the scene.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer.

Investigating officer PC Dean O’Dell of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Bicester, said: “First and foremost, my thoughts and the thoughts of Thames Valley Police are with the family and friends of the man who has died as a result of this collision.

“They are receiving support at this very difficult time.

“I would like to thank those members of the public who stopped at the scene to try and help the motorcyclist, providing immediate first aid for him,” he added.

“This collision took place in the early evening and I would anticipate a number of people will have been driving in the area at the time.

“I am appealing to anybody who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage that may assist this investigation to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police, either by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43220292035.”