POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died yesterday (Wednesday) after being in collision with a car at Thruscross, between Skipton and Harrogate.

The collision between the blue BMW 1200 motorcycle and a grey BMW 116D car took place at around 6.40pm on Wednesday (June 19) on Greenhow Hill Road.

The 59-year old male motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the car, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the vehicles involved is asked to email North Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Investigation Team, mcit@northyorkshire.police.uk. Please quote reference 12240108480 in connection with this incident.