POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the A61 Upper Sheffield Road, Barnsley, in which a motorcyclist died.

At around 4.25pm on Wednesday 15 November, emergency services were called following reports of a collision involving a black Land Rover Freelander and a black and grey Moto Guzzi motorcycle, close to the junction with Knowle Road.

The motorcyclist, a 49-year-old man from Doncaster was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of a white van, believed to have been travelling along the same road shortly prior to the collision, as they believe he may have vital information.

If you witnessed the collision, or have any information that may be able to assist officers with their enquiries, report it via 101 quoting incident number 706 of 15 November 2017.