A 20-year-old motorcyclist has died after crashing into a signpost, police have confirmed.

Lancashire Police were called at 12.15pm on Friday, June 18 to reports a man on a motorbike had crashed into a signpost on the approach to the Four Lane Ends roundabout in Ormskirk.

The bike, which had 'L' plates on it, was travelling from the direction of the A570 Ormskirk Road.

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The Yamaha YBR 125CC motorbike rider, who police have confirmed is from Liverpool, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Aintree Hospital, however, he died a short time later.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

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Sgt Lee Harris from Lancashire’s Tactical Operations said: “Firstly my thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the motorcyclist at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“We are looking into what happened and so need anyone who saw the biker, who was on a Yamaha YBR 125CC with ‘L’ plates on it, in the lead up to the incident or witnessed what happened to come forward. Similarly, if you have any dash cam of the incident, we need to speak to you.”

Please call 101 quoting incident reference 0589 of June 18th, 2021.

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