Motorcyclist dies 'skidding on ice under bus' in Stanley

A motorcyclist died after apparently skidding on ice and ending up beneath an oncoming bus.

It happened on the B6313 Craghead Lane in Stanley, County Durham at about 09:00 GMT on Saturday.

"The rider of the motorcycle was trapped under the bus and pronounced dead at scene by ambulance personnel," a Durham Police spokesman said.

The bus driver, from Washington, was treated for shock. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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