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Motorcyclist dies in hospital after crash in Glenariff

By Claire Williamson

A 32-year-old motorcyclist has died in hospital following a crash on Saturday.

It’s understood the motorcycle he was riding struck a telegraph pole on the Glenariffe Road, Glenariff at around 6.20pm on Saturday March 19.

The man was travelling with a friend who was riding a second motorcyle, he was not involved in the crash.

SDLP East Antrim Councillor, Margaret Anne McKillop called it a "tragic accident".

Councillor McKillop said: "It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of a 31-year-old man on Saturday Night in Glenarrif.

"I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends following this tragic news."

Inspector Colin Shaw is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

He said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen a pair of motorcyclists travelling in the direction of Ballymena prior to the time of the collision.

"The male, who sadly passed away, was travelling with a friend who was riding a second motorcycle. The second male was not involved in the collision.”

Witnesses can get in touch with police by calling the non-emergency number 101.

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