Tyne & Wear

Spennymoor motorcyclist dies in country road crash

Police at the scene of the crash Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Durham Police is appealing for witnesses to the crash

A man has died in a motorbike crash near Bishop Auckland.

The 49-year-old man from Spennymoor was riding a Suzuki 843cc bike when it crashed at about 21:50 BST on Wednesday on Brusselton Lane. No other vehicles were involved.

A female pillion passenger, 57, from Spennymoor, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with facial injuries.

Durham Police said the biker was part of a group riding from Barnard Castle to Spennymoor.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

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