A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a crash near a North Yorkshire caravan park.

The collision between a gold Honda CRV and a black Triumph Daytona motorbike happened at about 5.10pm on Sunday on the A59 five miles outside Harrogate.

A 25-year-old man from Harrogate who was riding the Triumph was taken to Harrogate District Hospital following the crash near the entrance to High Moor Farm caravan park, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Traffic Constable Sean Grey of North Yorkshire Police's roads policing group said: "I know there was a lot of traffic in the area at the time of the collision and I am urging the occupants of the cars to come forward straight away as they may have vital information."

Witnesses should phone TC Grey on 101 or email sean.grey@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.