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Appeal made by police after motorcyclist killed in Bickerstaffe crash

David Thomas Clarke-Frear died following the crash on Monday morning

David Thomas Clarke-Frear who passed away following a crash in Bickerstaffe on Monday

Police are appealing for information after a road accident in Bickerstaffe in which a 49-year-old motorcyclist died.

The accident happened at around 8.30am on Monday 29 July when a motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a car near to the Blue Elephant pub on the Rainford bypass.

The black Kawasaki motorcycle is believed to have collided with a Renault Scenic as the car was turning right across a gap in the central reserve.

The motorcyclist, who has been named as David Thomas Clarke-Frear, sadly passed away at the scene.

Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Mick Young of the South Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this collision to get in touch and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20140728-0263.

“A police family liaison officer is supporting David’s family at this difficult time.”

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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