Motorcyclist killed in collision with tractor in Bishop Auckland

Nettlebed Lane Image copyright Google
Image caption The road was closed for several hours after the crash

A motorcyclist out riding with two friends died when he was in collision with a tractor in the Durham dales, police said.

Officers were called to the crash, near Cox Farm, Nettlebed Lane, Bishop Auckland, on Sunday at about 17:00 BST.

The man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A Durham Police spokesman said the 57-year-old tractor driver was not injured.

The road was closed for several hours but re-opened at about 21:00 BST.

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