Suffolk Police renew appeal

Emergency Services ask bikers to kill their speed

SUFFOLK EMERGENCY services have renewed appeals for motorcyclists to reduce their speed after a 21-year-old rider was killed on one of the county's roads.

In the latest of a spate of accidents involving motorcyclists, the male rider was pronounced dead at the scene after his Yamaha 125 machine left the B1119 road between Leiston and Saxmundham in the early hours of Sunday morning.

There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.

It is believed the victim was a local man, but police were unable to give any further details about his identity until his next of kin were informed. It is expected he will be named later today.

Earlier this month, a female motorcyclist died in a crash on the Barnby Bends, near Beccles.

Michelle Clement, of Attleborough in Norfolk, was pronounced dead at the scene after her Honda motorcycle collided with a 32-tonne Leyland Def lorry on the A146 on June 1st.

Eight motorcyclists were killed in 2006 on Suffolk's roads, 17% of the total fatalities for the year. And 64 motorcyclists were seriously injured on the county's roads during last year.

Suffolk police and the ambulance service stepped up a campaign for riders "to kill their speed and not themselves".