Motorcyclist killed after crashing into tree

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A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a tree.

Greater Manchester Police were called to Wigan Road in Golborne at around 2.45am this morning, Monday, following a report that a motorbike had collided with a tree.

Officers and paramedics attended but the man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police Constable Paul Hailwood of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full facts around what happened.

“If anyone witnessed the collision, or if you have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 or 101 quoting 185 of 08/08/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.