Alfreton biker killed

A motorcyclist who died after he was involved in a road crash at Shirland has been named as Anthony Church from Alfreton.

The 21-year-old had been travelling along the A61 Chesterfield Road at 6.30pm on Tuesday when he lost control and was involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Astra car coming in the opposite direction. He had been travelling towards Chesterfield on a red Honda motorcycle.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: “The rider came off in the collision and the bike travelled a long distance along the road before coming to rest. The rider received significant injuries due to the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The road was closed and re-opened just after midnight on Wednesday.

Derbyshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to call 101.