Motorcyclist killed in Leeds crash named by police

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A motorcyclist who died at the scene of an accident in Leeds on Sunday has been named by police.

Christopher Maidens, 30, from Bramley, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A647 Stanningley Road.  

West Yorkshire Police say he had been travelling on a blue and white Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle along Stanningley Road out of the city centre at around 6.10pm, when the bike was in collision with a grey Volvo S40 which was crossing Stanningley Road to turn into Armley Grange Drive.

Mr Maidens suffered serious injuries.

The driver of the Volvo stopped at the scene and has assisted police with their enquiries. 

Sgt Mathew Tunney, of the West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have seen either the Suzuki motorbike or the Volvo driving in the area at around this time. 

“Officers are also trying to establish Christopher’s whereabouts before the collision took place so we would ask anyone he was with on Sunday to please get in contact.” 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2718 Fiona Hoodless on 101 quoting log 1310 of 05/02.

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