Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Biker killed in Blacknest crash is named

Jolly Farmer Pub Image copyright Google
Image caption Motorcyclist Paul Hoffman died in the crash which happened opposite the Jolly Farmer Pub

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on a Hampshire road has been named.

Paul Hoffman, 52, from Ash in Surrey, died at the scene following the incident on Blacknest Road, opposite the Jolly Farmer Pub on Sunday.

A 50-year-old man from Surrey was arrested in connection with the collision and has since been released on bail, police said.

Hampshire Constabulary believe a second motorcyclist was involved in the crash and have appealed for witnesses.

Police said Mr Hoffman was riding a black Harley Davidson motorcycle and travelling south-east along Blacknest Road after he appeared to brake heavily - causing him to come off the vehicle.

Investigations into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing, the force said.

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