Tean biker named as fatal crash victim

THE motorcyclist who died after being involved in a collision with a HGV on Campbell Road, Stoke-on-Trent yesterday (Aug 13), ) has been named as Richard Thorley, aged 57, from Tean.

Mr Thorley was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital but, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he died a short time later as a result of is injuries.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Mr Thorley’s family members have requested that their privacy be respected while they deal with their loss”.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision which happened shortly before 4pm.