Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Briton killed in Spanish bike crash

A British man has died in a motorcycling accident in Spain

A British man has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Spain, the Foreign Office said.

Named by sources as Christopher Williams and believed to be in his mid-40s, he died on Saturday in Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria, in the north of the country.

He is thought to have been on a motorcycling trip at the time.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the death of British national in Ramales de la Victoria in Cantabria on August 7.

"Next of kin are aware and we are providing consular assistance to them."

Mr Williams fell from his Harley-Davidson and was run over by a passing vehicle, Spanish police said. He died immediately.

The motorcyclist was on his own at the time of the accident, a spokesman said.

He added: "It is not known why the man fell from his bike. The Civil Guard is investigating the incident."

Mr Williams, from Sturminster Newton in Dorset, had two daughters, a neighbour said.

She added: "He was a nice guy - quiet and friendly. I don't think he was ever in any trouble."

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