A motorcyclist died when his silver Suzuki bike collided with a Volvo HGV towing a trailer travelling in the opposite direction on the B1264 near Hornby near Yarm on Friday afternoon. The lorry driver was unharmed.

Police have yet to identify the deceased, who was in his thirties and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They believe the motorcyclist had been part of a group of bikers shortly before his death. The lorry was travelling in convoy with another lorry.