A motorcyclist has died this morning after crashing into a lamppost moments after he was asked to stop by a police officer in Leicester.
The incident happened shortly after 2.30am this morning (Thursday 27 April), after an officer made a request for the rider of a Kawasaki motorcycle to stop close to the prison.
A short time later, the motorcyclist collided with a lamppost. The East Midlands Ambulance Service was contacted and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Aylestone Road was closed following the incident, but has since reopened.
Leicestershire Police confirmed it has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), in line with standard practice. An investigation into the crash is also ongoing.
“Our enquiries are very much in their early stages and I would ask anyone who was in the area of Aylestone Road earlier this morning to come forward,” said Detective Sergeant Jon Putnam, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU).
“I’d like to speak to anyone with dashcam footage, who saw the collision occur or saw the motorcycle beforehand.
“Anything you’re able to provide could help.”
Anyone with information can pass it on via https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-beta-2.1/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ , quoting incident 48 of 27 April.