AN urgent appeal has been launched for witnesses following the death of a motorcyclist from Merseyside on the B5105 in Clocaenog Forest.

Police were called at 10.01am today, (Saturday September) to a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a rally car.

The 48-year-old motorcyclist, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the rally car was airlifted to Stoke Hospital with serious injuries and the passenger in the car was taken by Ambulance to Wrexham Maelor Hospital with injuries, described as being none life threatening.

Sgt Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Our sympathies go out to the family of the motorcyclist. Police Family Liaison officers are with the family and the coroner has been informed.

“The investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this collision and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area prior to the collision this morning.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference W124569.

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