Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died yesterday on the A41 in Prees.

The accident, at around 2.15pm, involved a blue Yamaha motorbike, a black Volkswagen, a blue Saab and an Heavy Goods Vehicle lorry at Higher Heath.

A rapid response vehicle, two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports that a middle-aged man had come off a motorcycle after a collision.

“A police community support officer who was at the scene had started CPR. Ambulance staff took over and carried out advanced life support.

“Tragically, despite all efforts, it wasn’t possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

The rider of the motorbike was a man in his 70s and officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident, who saw the vehicles and the manner in which they were being driven prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 362S of August 16.