Police name Daventry motorcyclist who died after collision on rural road

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

Northamptonshire Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who sadly died after a traffic collision on Saturday.

Gary Bates of Epping Walk, Daventry, aged 49, was seriously injured in the collision on Charwelton Road towards Preston Capes, at the junction with a road heading towards Woodford Halse, on Saturday 24 September.

He died in hospital the following day.

Mr Bates was riding an orange KTM motorcycle when it collided with a red BMW 1 series at the junction at around 1.50pm.

The BMW driver, a 32-year-old man, was arrested at the scene.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the ‘Drivewatch Hotline’ on 0800 174615.