Motorcyclist killed as bike hits tree in Farnworth

A motorcyclist was killed when his bike left the road and hit a tree.

The 42-year-old man, who has not been named, was on a Suzuki when it hit a tree on Frederick Street in Farnworth, Bolton.

The accident happened near the junction with Westwood Close on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the rider was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is under way and police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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