A motorcyclist has been killed in a road traffic collision on the A49 near Bickley Moss.

The 53-year-old from Frodsham, was travelling towards the Whitchurch area at about 7.30pm last night (Wednesday June 18) when he lost control of his motorcycle and veered onto the opposite side of the carriageway where he collided with a tractor that was travelling towards Warrington.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor received treatment but is not believed to be seriously injured.

Cheshire police are now appealing for witnesses to the tragedy, and anyone who can assist with their enquiries are advised to contact 101, quoting incident number 873 of June 18.