A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a crash in Blackpool in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to Ansdell Road at 2.05am following reports a Benelli TNT motorbike travelling towards Waterloo Road had come off the carriageway while going round a bend before mounting the pavement and hitting a parked Honda Jazz car.

The rider of the motorbike, a 26-year-old man from Blackpool, was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he died.

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

Sgt Andrew Hemingway, of Lancashire Police's West Tactical Operations, said: “This collision has tragically resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

“We are now working to establish exactly what caused the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

If you have any information about the crash contact police on 101 or email [email protected], quoting reference number 0218 of June 19, 2021.