A MOTORCYCLIST from Salisbury has died after a crash in Bournemouth.

At 6.17pm yesterday (Thursday, July 30) Dorset Police received a report of a collision on Wallisdown Road, at the junction with Alton Road, involving a white KTM motorcycle and a red Nissan Pathfinder.

Police say, the motorcyclist – a man aged in his 20s from Salisbury – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The occupants of the Nissan sustained minor injuries.

Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are of course family of the young motorcyclist at this awful time.

“We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision and I would urge any witnesses to the incident, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it, to please contact us if you have not already spoken to police.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have captured the collision on dashcam."

The fire and ambulance services were also in attendance. 

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

Sgt Jones added: “Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures, which are necessary to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident and for a detailed examination of the scene to take place to aid our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 30:366.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.