Update: Ipswich man killed in Helmingham motorbike crash


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Police have issued an appeal for witnesses this morning following a fatal accident in Helmingham last night.

The emergency services were called at about 7pm with a report that a Suzuki motorcycle had crashed into a tree along Otley Road.

A volunteer doctor from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service charity (SARS) assisted paramedics at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “The rider of the motorcycle, a 28-year-old man from Ipswich, was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

“The road was closed whilst officers carried out an accident investigation at the scene. The road reopened at 1.45am this morning.

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“Police are appealing for witnesses and are keen to hear from anyone who had been travelling along the B1079 (Otley to Debenham road) and saw the motorcycle prior to, or when the collision happened.”

Calls should be made to Pc Danny Ormes at Suffolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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