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Fresh plea after more bikers crash in north east of Scotland

Police have issued a fresh safety plea after collisions involving motorcyclists in the north east of Scotland continued despite a previous warning.

Officers had last month urged caution when 12 collisions saw one biker was killed and six seriously hurt.

However a further 11 collisions happened between Friday and Sunday involving motorbikes.

Three people were left with serious injuries.

Insp Ewan Innes said: "With the period of nice weather now upon us, it was inevitable that we would see an increase of motorcyclists on the roads.

"However, a total of 11 collisions over the period of the weekend is disappointing.

"I appreciate that the majority of motorcyclists ride sensibly, however I would reiterate that it is vital that riders do ride to their own ability, particularly when in groups."

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