A MOTORCYCLIST in his 20s was killed in a crash while riding with a group of three other bikers.

The Poole man was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident near Weymouth at around 5pm yesterday.

Now police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report of a collision on the A353 Preston Road at Osmington Hill. The collision involved a blue Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling as part of a wider group of four motorcycles.

Officers attended, along with the ambulance service, and the rider of the Yamaha was pronounced dead. His family has been informed.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the collision scene to take place.

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Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of the traffic unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who sadly died at this extremely difficult time for them. We will be carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

"From our enquiries, it is believed the motorcyclists travelled from Greenhill in Weymouth, along Preston Beach Road and then up to Osmington Hill prior to the collision.

"I would urge any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who has captured anything relevant on dashcam, to please contact us if you have not already spoken to police.

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"I would also like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place. These closures were absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to respond and for a thorough examination of the scene to be carried out."

Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55210069909, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.