Motorcyclist killed in Glenariff

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A 31 year old male motorcyclist has died in hospital following a collision on the Glenariffe Road, Glenariff.

It’s understood the motorcycle he was riding struck a telegraph pole at around 6.20pm on Saturday 19 March.

Inspector Colin Shaw is appealing for witnesses to come forward: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen a pair of motorcyclists travelling in the direction of Ballymena prior to the time of the collision.

“The male, who sadly passed away, was travelling with a friend who was riding a second motorcycle. The second male was not involved in the collision.”

Witnesses can get in touch with police by calling the non-emergency number 101.

SDLP Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor, Margaret Anne McKillop has expressed her deepest condolences following the death.

Councillor McKillop said: “It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of a 31 year old man on Saturday night. The tragic accident happened on the Glenariffe Road just after 6pm when his motorcycle struck a telegraph pole.

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends following this tragic news.”